Victoria police distances itself from controversial facial recognition firm Clearview AI - 2020-06-19

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F345.png Victoria police distances itself from controversial facial recognition firm Clearview AI June 19, 2020, Josh Taylor, The Guardian

Clearview AI, after documents released under freedom of information exposed the force's use of the technology.

Clearview AI is a facial recognition service that claims to have built up enormous databases – reportedly containing more than 3bn labelled faces – through the controversial practice of scraping Facebook and other social media sites, despite a number of those companies sending cease and desist letters to Clearview.

In February, BuzzFeed News revealed Clearview had been used by officers in more than 2,200 law enforcement agencies, including the Australian federal police, Queensland police and Victoria police, despite law enforcement denying they had, or refusing to answer questions on it.

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