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A report by four Canadian privacy commissioners has found Clearview AI’s technology created a significant risk to individuals by allowing law enforcement and companies to match photos against its database of more than three billion images, including Canadians and children. Clearview AI’s software collects images from the internet and allows users to search for matches. 

Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Date: February 6th, 2021

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/technology-clearview-facial-recognition-1.5899008

Discussion

  1. ” Clearview AI’s technology created a significant risk to individuals by allowing law enforcement and companies to match photos against its database of more than three billion images, including Canadians and children ” Why should this be illegal?
  2. What could Clearview do to gather photos legally for its purposes?

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