ACLU sues facial recognition firm Clearview AI, calling it a 'nightmare scenario' for privacy - 2020-05-28
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing controversial facial recognition firm Clearview AI for violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), alleging the company illegally collected and stored data on Illinois citizens without their knowledge or consent and then sold access to its technology to law enforcement and private companies. The full complaint is available here.
"Unbeknownst to the public, this company has offered up this massive faceprint database to private companies, police, federal agencies, and wealthy individuals, allowing them to secretly track and target whomever they wished using face recognition technology," writes ACLU attorney Nathan Freed Wessler in a blog post outlining the lawsuit. "That company is Clearview AI, and it will end privacy as we know it if it isn't stopped."
"That company is Clearview AI, and it will end privacy as we know it if it isn't stopped."