CNET: Clearview AI facial recognition company faces another lawsuit

CNET: Clearview AI facial recognition company faces another lawsuit. “Clearview AI, a controversial facial recognition app being used by US law enforcement to identify suspects and other people, is facing another lawsuit. The new suit, filed Thursday, seeks class-action status and $5 million in damages for what it calls willful, reckless or negligent violations of biometrics laws in Illinois by Clearview and CDW.”

Business Insider: Clearview AI, the controversial company building a searchable database of peoples’ faces, is reportedly planning a ‘rapid international expansion’ that includes countries with documented human rights abuses

Business Insider: Clearview AI, the controversial company building a searchable database of peoples’ faces, is reportedly planning a ‘rapid international expansion’ that includes countries with documented human rights abuses . “Clearview AI mostly operated in the shadows until its existence was first reported by The New York Times last month. The company has scraped billions of images from Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and other platforms in order to build a tool for police to identify people based on a single image of their face, raising concerns about privacy.”

Facial Recognition Moves Into a New Front: Schools (New York Times)

New York Times: Facial Recognition Moves Into a New Front: Schools. “Jim Shultz tried everything he could think of to stop facial recognition technology from entering the public schools in Lockport, a small city 20 miles east of Niagara Falls. He posted about the issue in a Facebook group called Lockportians. He wrote an Op-Ed in The New York Times. He filed a petition with the superintendent of the district, where his daughter is in high school. But a few weeks ago, he lost.”

CNET: Facebook pays $550M to settle facial recognition privacy lawsuit

CNET: Facebook pays $550M to settle facial recognition privacy lawsuit. “Facebook will create a cash fund of $550 million for its Illinois users who filed a lawsuit over its privacy practices, law firm Edelson PC said on Wednesday. The settlement came after Facebook was sued for collecting facial recognition data to use in tagging photos, which allegedly violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.”

New York Times: New Jersey Bars Police From Using Clearview Facial Recognition App

New York Times: New Jersey Bars Police From Using Clearview Facial Recognition App. “New Jersey police officers are now barred from using a facial recognition app made by a start-up that has licensed its groundbreaking technology to hundreds of law enforcement agencies around the country.”

Techdirt: Leaked Document Suggests Possible Facial Recognition Ban In Europe

Techdirt: Leaked Document Suggests Possible Facial Recognition Ban In Europe. “Given the tech’s relative inability to do its job, along with a host of other concerns including built-in biases that make it far more likely minorities will suffer the effects of false positives, lawmakers are finally putting the brakes on approving facial recognition use by government agencies. A white paper leaked to Euractiv appears to indicate the biggest ban so far is under consideration in Europe — one that would affect most of the continent.”

CNET: Clearview AI sued over facial recognition privacy concerns

CNET: Clearview AI sued over facial recognition privacy concerns. “A lawsuit is taking aim at Clearview AI, a controversial facial recognition app being used by US law enforcement to identify suspects and other people. The app is under fire after a New York Times investigation into the software company earlier this week. The app identifies people by comparing photos to a database of images scraped from social media and other sites, and then sells the info to law enforcement agencies.”