Clearview AI argues immunity against Vermont privacy lawsuit

According to the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Clearview AI claims that Section 230 of the federal Communications Decency Act grants it immunity from a lawsuit filed by the Vermont Attorney General. In a request to dismiss the privacy lawsuit, Clearview AI said it created a searchable database using third party content and cannot be responsible for its use. TechDirt reports that the state of Vermont has responded to Clearview’s Section 230 assertions by indicating that this legal action is not being brought over content generated by third parties that would normally be met with immunity arguments; but over Clearview AI’s acquisition and use of third party content that state residents never agreed to being harvested/used by the facial recognition tech company.