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Canada launches investigation into facial recognition technology firm Clearview

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 22, 2020
The privacy protection authorities for Canada, Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta announced yeterday they will jointly investigate Clearview AI and its use of facial recognition technology.
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The investigation was initiated in the wake of numerous media reports that have raised questions and concerns about whether the company is collecting and using personal information without consent.

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Media reports have stated that Clearview AI is using its technology to collect images and make facial recognition available to law enforcement for the purposes of identifying individuals. The company has also claimed to be providing its services to financial institutions.

The four privacy regulators will examine whether the organization’s practices are in compliance with Canadian privacy legislation.