Clearview AI Banned From Selling Facial Recognition Database Access to Companies

May 9, 2022

A legal settlement filed in ACLU v. Clearview AI will prohibit Clearview from selling access to its facial recognition database to companies and private individuals. The case was brought under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), which allows private rights of action. EPIC previously filed an amicus brief before the 9th Circuit defending an individual’s right to sue companies who violate BIPA and other privacy laws. An EPIC Freedom of Information Act lawsuit has obtained thousands of pages of documents related to ICE’s use of Clearview and other facial recognition services, including documents that suggest ICE at least considered using facial recognition to track people who it thought threatened their agents.

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