Canadian, French Privacy Authorities Order Clearview to Stop Collection & Use of Photos

December 16, 2021

The Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) for British Columbia and the Commission Nationale de l’informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) in France have separately ordered Clearview to stop collecting data on individuals in their territories. The OIPC order requires Clearview to delete all images and biometric data. Clearview is also not allowed to offer its services to clients in British Columbia. The CNIL order requires Clearview to cease collection and use of the data of persons in French territory and comply with erasure requests. The CNIL found that Clearview’s practices violated the GDPR. EPIC currently has a lawsuit against ICE for documents related to its use of Clearview and other facial recognition services.

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