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Clearview AI Sued by Civil Rights Groups Over Facial Recognition

May 28, 2020, 8:23 PM

Clearview AI Inc. captures and stores the faceprints of millions of Illinois residents without permission, in violation of that state’s biometric privacy law, the American Civil Liberties Union and other advocacy groups are alleging in a state court lawsuit.

The suit, filed on Thursday in Illinois Circuit Court, claims that the collection and use of images posted online, including on social media sites, breach the Biometric Information Privacy Act.

The lawsuit adds non-profit organizations to the list of plaintiffs and regulators targeting the artificial intelligence company’s practices. Clearview AI faces a class action under California’s landmark privacy law, a suit ...