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Paravision Faces Claim It Used Cloud Photos for Face Recognition

Oct. 5, 2020, 6:14 PM

Software maker Paravision faces a potential class action in a California federal court for allegedly using a cloud photo storage service to train its facial recognition technology.

A former user of the Ever photo storage service, Lynette Walton, alleges that Paravision used images from the site without permission in violation of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act. She filed a complaint Oct. 2 in California’s Northern District Court.

Walton, of Illinois, said she didn’t know the company was capturing data on her face or what it was being used for, according to the complaint. Paravision later added a disclosure to its...

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