ACLU launches legal complaint against Clearview AI for privacy violations

According to CNN, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has launched a legal complaint against Clearview AI, the maker of a facial-recognition tool used by law enforcement agencies across the world. According to the ACLU, Clearview AI has captured more than three billion faceprints from images available online, all without the knowledge – much less the consent – of those pictured. The lawsuit was filed in Illinois state court on behalf of the ACLU, the ACLU of Illinois, the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, the Sex Workers Outreach Project, the Illinois State Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), and Mujeres Latinas en Acción. The groups argue that Clearview AI violated – and continues to violate – the privacy rights of Illinois residents under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA)