BREAKING: Clearview To Limit Photo Database Access In Deal With ACLU

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By Celeste Bott (May 9, 2022, 1:16 PM EDT) — Facial recognition technology company Clearview AI has agreed to a nationwide injunction blocking most private entities from access to its database of faceprints, in a deal resolving claims by the American Civil Liberties Union and other advocacy groups that its practices violate Illinois’ biometric privacy law.

Under the settlement filed in Illinois state court on Monday, Clearview also agreed not to sell access to that database to any entity in Illinois, including state or local police, for a period of five years. Clearview still faces multi-district litigation in federal court alleging its business practices violate privacy law.

The state court settlement provides…

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