The controversial facial recognition technology Ukraine is using against Russia

Clearview AI claims it is a “post-event investigation tool” and not a monitoring system. However, there are sincere concerns that such a tool could erode the privacy of those who access the Internet.

After it was discovered that Clearview AI was using images from their websites, tech giants such as Google, Facebook (now Meta), and Twitter sent cease-and-desist notices to the company.

Meanwhile, in Europe, a coalition of digital rights groups have filed complaints with data protection authorities in France, Austria, Italy, Greece and the UK, alleging breaches of the General Regulation. on data protection (GDPR) of the European Union.

In November 2021, the UK regulator threatened to amend Clearview AI and ordered it to stop processing UK citizens’ data. In December, France also ordered the company to stop processing citizens’ data and gave it two months to delete all data it had. Australia deemed his practices illegal.

Most recently, in March 2022, the Italian data protection agency announced a 20 million euro fine against Clearview AI for breaching the GDPR, ordered it to delete all data on Italians and prohibited it from continuing. to process the data.

(With contributions from The New York Times, Reuters, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and Gizmodo)

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