Facial recognition firm Clearview AI is facing a new lawsuit for violating Illinois state privacy laws for trawling public sources to vacuum up pictures of millions of people without consent.
A breach at Clearview AI not only exposed its facial recognition source code but also confidential keys and credentials that would grant a disturbing level of access to the company's internal network.
Already unwelcome in parts of the US, Clearview AI has been shown the door in Canada. The controversial facial recognition company's practices are in violation of the country's privacy laws.
Clearview AI will be fined £7,552,800, and has been ordered to stop collecting facial recognition data in the UK and to delete all of the data it had previously collected.
Clearview AI faces fresh legal trouble in the UK, where it may soon be fined for violation of the country's data protection laws and forced to delete any biometric data it has collected.
Facial recognition provider Clearview AI is facing a joint privacy investigation by the U.K. and Australia that centers on the scraping of social media platforms for available images.
Popular department store chain Macy's is facing a privacy lawsuit over its alleged use of the controversial facial recognition software sold by Clearview AI.
Australia's privacy commissioner has ruled that Clearview AI has violated the privacy of the country's residents, and that means it will be forced to delete its cache of their facial recognition data.