Clearview AI agrees to restrict US facial recognition sales primarily to law enforcement
Clearview had told CNN Business in the past that it had limited the use of its software to law enforcement; the regulations make this previously voluntary decision a requirement.
“Clearview AI’s position regarding sales to private entities remains unchanged,” Hoan Ton-That, CEO of Clearview AI, said in a statement. “We would only sell to private entities in a BIPA-compliant manner. Our database is only provided to government agencies for the purpose of solving crimes.”
“This is a victory for Illinois residents; this is a victory for people across the country in protecting their privacy,” Nate Freed Wessler, deputy director of Speech, Privacy, told CNN Business. and Technology Project of the ACLU.