Clearview AI stops offering facial recognition software in Canada amid privacy probe - 2020-07-06

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F182.png Clearview AI stops offering facial recognition software in Canada amid privacy probe July 6, 2020, Thomas Daigle, CBC News

Clearview AI, the controversial U.S.-based technology firm, will no longer make its facial recognition software available in Canada. Federal and provincial privacy authorities made the announcement on Monday and then Clearview confirmed it to CBC News.

A statement issued by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada said Clearview had advised officials of the decision in response to an ongoing investigation by the privacy authorities of Canada, Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec.

In its announcement Monday, the federal privacy commissioner's office said the joint investigation into Clearview would remain open and that "authorities still plan to issue findings in this matter given the importance of the issue for the privacy rights of Canadians."

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{{cite news | author = Thomas Daigle | title = Clearview AI stops offering facial recognition software in Canada amid privacy probe | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/clearview-ai-stops-facial-recognition-in-canada-1.5639380 | work = CBC News | date = July 6, 2020 | accessdate = July 7, 2020 }}