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EU Privacy Groups Set Sights on Facial Recognition Firm

May 27, 2021

Clearview’s use of images — including those from people’s social media accounts — to offer biometrics services to private companies and law enforcement “goes far beyond what we could ever expect as online users”, Ioannis Kouvakas, legal officer at Privacy International, said in a statement.

While Clearview touts its technology’s ability to help law enforcement, its critics say facial recognition is open to abuse and could ultimately eliminate anonymity in public spaces — pointing to cases like China’s massive public surveillance system.

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