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Facial recognition: Clearview AI faces $ 1 million fine in the UK

The British Data Protection Commission (ICO) wants to fine Clearview AI 17 17 million (approximately மில்லியன் 20 million). In addition, Elizabeth Denham, a data protection officer, called on an American company that specializes in automated face recognition to stop further processing the personal data of British citizens and delete it.

Denham accuses Clearview of “gross violations of United Kingdom data protection laws” based on the more general data protection regulation (GDPR). He cites a joint investigation by the ICO and the Australian Data Protection Commission, which focuses on capturing images and data from the Internet and using them for facial recognition through Clearview. With the use of the company, the records will be compared to a database of 10 billion photos.

These images are also more likely to contain data from a significant number of individuals in Great Britain and may have been compiled from publicly available online information, such as social networks, without their knowledge. Activates power. He is also aware that the detection service provided by Clearview AI has been used on a trial basis by many UK law enforcement agencies. In the meantime, however, the service will no longer be offered in Great Britain.

In particular, the ICO accuses UK citizens of failing to process their data “as expected or reasonable”. No more deleting custom. Furthermore, no formal reason can be identified for the implementation of sensitive biometric features. Victims were also not informed of what was happening to their data. Clearview has also requested additional personal information from citizens who wish to speak out against the practice.

The company now has the opportunity to comment on alleged violations. Denham wants to know about your decision in mid-2022. Privacy International, a civil rights organization, complained to the ICO. The effort is welcome. He speaks of “a clear message to companies of the toxic business model based on the exploitation of the moments we and our loved ones put online.”

Earlier, Johannes Caspar, a former Hamburg data protection officer at Clearview, wanted to know which data processing model it was based on. Some back and forth, the Oversight Commission ordered the company to delete the hashtag and biometric template of the complainant. Caspar saw that all European oversight authorities should take further action.


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