More than 20 billion images were unlawfully collected to create a database for customers, including the police

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined facial recognition database company, Clearview AI Inc, £7,552,800 for the collection and use of more than 20 billion images of people’s faces and data from publicly available information on the internet and social media platforms all over the world to create an online database that could be used for facial recognition purposes. Individuals were not informed their images were being collected or used in this way.

The ICO also issued an enforcement notice which ordered the company to stop obtaining and using the personal data of UK residents publicly available on the internet, and to delete the data of UK residents from its systems.

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Suzanne Townley
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