US Clearview AI Database "Collected Illegally" Declares EU Parliament, Clearview AI Disputes

By Robert Wren Gordon, Published Oct 14, 2021, 11:42am EDT

The European Parliament singled out Clearview AI in a resolution on artificial intelligence last week, declaring that the US company's database was "collected illegally." However, Clearview AI's CEO disputed that in a statement to IPVM.

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Clearview AI already faces wide legal challenges in the US and now last week's non-legally binding resolution may portend future legal challenges in the EU, where the same parliamentarians who approved last week's resolution are already working on a legally binding Artificial Intelligence Act. For related IPVM coverage, please see:

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******* "********" and "Conclusion" sections to emphasize Clearview AI's historical client ties to the EU and law enforcement organizations in EU member states.

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