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“A.C.L.U. Accuses Clearview AI of Privacy ‘Nightmare Scenario.’” The New York Times.

“A.C.L.U. Accuses Clearview AI of Privacy ‘Nightmare Scenario.’” The New York Times.

May 28, 2020

The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday sued the facial recognition start-up Clearview AI, which has helped hundreds of law enforcement agencies use online photos to solve crimes, accusing the company of “unlawful, privacy-destroying surveillance activities.”

In a suit filed in Illinois, the A.C.L.U. said that Clearview violated a state law that forbids companies from using a resident’s fingerprints or face scans without consent. Under the law, residents have the right to sue companies for up to $5,000 per privacy violation.

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