Facial Recognition Database Co. Fined £7.5M For Data Breach

By Martin Croucher (May 23, 2022, 12:35 PM BST) — Britain’s privacy watchdog said on Monday that it has fined a facial recognition software company £7.5 million ($9.4 million) for breaching data protection laws and ordered it to delete images of U.K. citizens from its database.

Clearview AI, whose facial recognition software is seen here in action, has been fined £7.5 million for breaching British data protection laws. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Clearview AI Inc. breached U.K. data protection laws by collecting images of citizens from social media without their knowledge, the Information Commissioner’s Office said. “People were not informed that their images were being collected or used in this way,” the…

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