Italy fined one of the largest carriers of facial recognition databases

The number of convictions in the European Union for imposing heavy fines for violations of the General Data Protection Regulation continues to rise.

The Italian data protection authority ordered Grante to pay twenty million euros and remove the images of Italian citizens from the database that feeds artificial intelligence, the American ClearView AI, which currently contains more than ten billion images.

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ClearView can be said to have similar affairs encrypted in its operations, the New York-based company was fined £17m in the UK last November for similar reasons, and the company has been explicitly banned in several countries, including Sweden, France and Australia. ClearView was previously prohibited from handling images of local residents in any way.

Given only five years, the company is creating a “biometric database” of publicly available online recordings, which are used by many law enforcement agencies around the world. Despite a string of privacy concerns and fines, ClearView predicted very dynamic growth this year, allowing the company to have a database of hundreds of billions of images by the end of the year.

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