Easier identification: United Kingdom calls for “respect for personal data”

American Facial Recognition Company Clearview AI It was fined £7.5 million (€8.75 million) by the UK data protection watchdog for a series of breaches of local data protection laws. private life,

Clearview AI has also been ordered to stop receiving and using personal data of UK residents publicly available on the Internet and to remove such data from its systems.

Registered and sold by an American company “Billion Faces”

The American company presents itself as “Largest facial network in the world“The Internet is holding billions of photos of faces, many of which have been recovered from social network Like Facebook.

The company then uses an artificial intelligence-based identity matching service to sell them to entities such as law enforcement, without asking. Permission of the person concerned.

Clearview AI also sold its information for private companies, but recently agreed to stop doing so in the United States after a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

,Given the high number of UK internet users and social media users, Clearview AI’s database is likely to contain a substantial amount of data from UK residents, collected without their knowledge.“, the Office of the Information Commissioner (ICO) of the United Kingdom said a statement ,

,Although Clearview AI no longer provides its services to UK organizations, the company has customers in other countries, so it still uses personal data from UK residents.“, He added.

Britain is the fourth country after France, Italy and Austria to take enforcement action against the company.

Clearview AI did not immediately respond to Euronews Next’s request for comment.

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In response to UK Fine & Order, the company’s founder and CEO, Hon Ton-That told the BBC: “I am deeply disappointed that the UK Information Commissioner misinterpreted my technology and my intentions,

,We only collect public data from the open internet and comply with all privacy and legal standards.,

“International cooperation is necessary to protect the right to privacy”

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office said the company’s shares were Adverse UK data protection law.

The ICO warned in November that Clearview AI could face financial penalties.alleged serious offense“For the National Data Protection Law.

Information Commissioner John Edwards said in a statement on Monday that the company “not only identity [des personnes dans le monde entier]but actually monitors their behavior and offers it as a commercial service,

,this is unacceptable“, did he declare.

,People expect their personal information to be respected no matter where in the world their data is used,

Mr EdwardsInternational cooperation” For “protect the right to privacy of individuals“, while technologies such as facial recognition worldwide continues to grow.

articles translated from english

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