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Information commissioners in the UK and Australia have announced a joint investigation into the use of data and biometrics by Clearview AI, reports the Financial Times. The self-described ‘search engine for faces’ has come under the spotlight before over concerns about the technology’s impact on privacy, and has faced a number of lawsuits after its use by schools, banks, retailers and the US Department of Justice. Police use of facial recognition has faced global scrutiny, says the paper, with questions raised over mass surveillance and algorithmic bias. Amazon, IBM and Microsoft are all reported to have stopped providing facial recognition technology for law enforcement.
Clearview AI has licensed its ‘image scraping’ system to 600 law enforcement agencies
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