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Thousands of US government agencies using facial recognition without permission

Over 1800 government bodies in the US have been using the Clearview AI facial recognition tool with little to no public oversight, in a clear violation of an individual’s privacy, according to newly assembled data.

Clearview AI is a US-based startup that offers its namesake searchable facial-recognition database to law enforcement agencies. The company’s process for building its database of images has been called into question. In fact, its data-collection practices are currently under investigation in both the UK and Australia.

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