Feds’ spending on facial recognition tech expands, despite privacy concerns

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Still, these steps lag behind a number of allied nations that have recently taken swift action to crack down on Clearview AI. Investigations by the Canadian, Australian, and United Kingdom governments found that Clearview violated local privacy laws. France’s data privacy regulator last month ordered the company to delete user data collected in violation of the European Union’s data privacy laws.

The Biden administration’s silence on the company, especially in light of its push elsewhere against surveillance technologies including spyware, is “the sign of a government that is not taking privacy issues seriously,” said Poulson.