Clearview AI made the news earlier this year in a New York Times article about their controversial facial recognition software built from billions of images obtained by scraping the Internet.

“Clearview AI has advised Canadian privacy protection authorities that, in response to their joint investigation, it will cease offering its facial recognition services in Canada.

This step includes the indefinite suspension of Clearview AI’s contract with the RCMP, which was its last remaining client in Canada.”

Source: priv.gc.ca/en/opc-news/news-and-announcements/2020/nr-c_200706/

No word yet on whether Canadians will be able to request their images be deleted from Clearview’s database…

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