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Facial Recognition company, Clearview AI asked to ‘clear’ its stolen data

Following a BuzzFeed News disquisition, Australia’s public sequestration controller has ordered disputed facial recognition company Clearview AI to exclude all filmland and facial templates belonging to Australian residers.

According to the Office of Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) the controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI has violated the sequestration of the citizens of Australia. The company has been rigorously ordered to cancel and destroy all the biometric information of the Australian citizens from its systems. They’ve been indicted of scraping of the nonpublic images without their concurrence from social media platforms similar as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other similar apps.


The Buzzfeed news was one of the first one to report that as per the Internal Company Data four individualities belonging to Law enforcement agencies of Australia had access to the contended company’s facial recognition technology. The Information Commissioner’s Office of UK and OAIC decide to conduct a common inquiry when the fact of further than 1000 quests by the Australian Federal Police and forces of countries of Queensland, Victoria, and South Australia came into light.


OAIC Head Angelene Falk stressed the supremacy of Australian sequestration. She mentioned that Australians post on their social media, not awaiting to be some company scrapping off their facial images without concurrence.


On the other hand, Clearview Ai company has decided to maintain its innocence and defende that their business wasn’t concerned with Australia and has no Australian druggies. The CEO of the New York grounded company, Hoan Ton-That, the practice was n’t illegal and was done keeping all the laws and regulation in mind. He cleared that the facial images which were scrapped of the multitudinous social media platforms similar as LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and others, were the bones available on open internet and didn’t violate any law. H indeed expressed his disheartening and disappointment over the fact that he respects the country, its citizens and the officers who spent time and energy on the inquiry, but his technology was misinterpreted and devaluated.


As per the BuzzFeed’s disquisition, on the base of whose report the inquiry opened up, that the New York City- grounded this launch-up company vended its facial recognition tool, by soliciting in buyers through its free trails of marketing to multitudinous officers and workers at the cost the cost of further than 1800 taxpayer- funded realities of United States. Another piece of fact came into spotlight that office of prosecutor, police departments, universities and internal ministries conducted 14000 quests using Clearview AI’s software.



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