Privacy international (PI), which of the privacy activist max schrems based organization noyb, the hermes center for transparency and digital human rights and homo digitalis have submitted a number of legal complaints against the new yorker CLEARVIEW AI. The companies specialized in automated facial recognition claims to have built up the well-known struggled biometrics database with over three billion facial images. It offers identification services approximately for security agents like the police. The complaints are sure that this practice violates european data protection laws.
Their entries have made the burger rights organizations in the privacy workers in france, austria, italy, greece and greece britain. Clearview search the internet with an automated tool and collect all the pictures that the program recognizes as human faces, it is called in it. These recordings will then run the company through their proprietary identification software and feed them into their database. Access to this sells them to companies and law enforcement behaviors around the world.
"The european data protection laws are very clear when it comes to use for what purposes companies use our data", allowed ioannis kouvakas, right expert at PI. "To extract our unique facial features or even share with the police and other companies goes far beyond what we could ever expect as online users." clearview seems to understand the internet as a completely public forum in which everything is freely available, embossed PI. Threaten such practices "the open nature of the internet and the numerous rights and freedoms to allow it".
Intervention of privacy abuses
"Privacy authorities must be active and prevent clearview as well as similar organizations from taking the personal data of EU burgers", suppose alan dahi, lawyer at NOYB. According to reports, the start-up should have already completed with investigators in europe. In greece, after a request from homo digitalis, police denied cooperation with the company. Such statements had to be checked, demands the organization. Privacy authorities had to use their investigative powers and coordinates to react to such public-private partnerships.
The italian privacy supervisory booked last month police officers use biometric facial recognition in real time. You now have to move a step forward and prohibit any of the identification of persons from the remote business models, emphasized fabio pietrosanti from the hermes center: "these technologies drove a stable monitoring of our body."
According to pi, inspectors now have three months to answer the complaints: "we expect united crafts to decide that clearview’s practices in europe have no room." this had a significant impact on the company’s worldwide activities.
The hamburg data protection officer johannes caspar had wanted to know a complaint of a member of the chaos computer clubs (CCC) in cooperation with noyb in the previous year by clearview, among other things, which data processing model is based on the service. The company did not feed the desired information. The view that the data protection basic regulation (DSGVO not applicable to you. Only after a threatened forced benefit CLEARVIEW answers export.
The supervisory heretic ordered following the hash value and the biometric template of the person concerned. The clearview software should be prevented from being able to locate photos of the complainant about a comparison. Caspar sees all european supervisory authorities for further steps.