Facial recognition firm Clearview AI overturns £7.5m UK fine on appeal

Clearview's sole use by law enforcement entities outside the UK makes it exempt, tribunal finds

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Facial recognition firm Clearview AI overturns £7.5m UK fine on appeal
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Facial recognition firm Clearview AI overturns £7.5m UK fine on appeal

In a significant legal victory for controversial US-based facial recognition technology firm Clearview AI, a UK tribunal has ruled in favour of the company, overturning a £7.5 million fine imposed by the UK's privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

The ICO had issued a formal enforcement notice in May 2022, accusing Clearview of unlawfully storing facial images of UK citizens and ordering the company to pay the fine. The latest ruling by t...

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