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A clear view of the risks of indiscriminate digital facial recognition

Entertainment Law Review, Issue 7, September 2022

This article discusses the recent fine issued to Clearview AI by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for its processing of biometric data of individuals in the UK. The fine was reduced from the provisional £17 million proposed back in November 2021. Clearview has also received sanctions from the equivalent bodies in a number of countries worldwide for similar digital breaches. The article also discusses the different uses for Facial Recognition Technology (FRT), such as police use, the risks of using FRT and the tension between such processing of biometric data and data protection laws worldwide.

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