Clearview AI's photo database declared illegal in the EU and Canada.
When the Clearview scandal hit the public, everyone expected that Clearview would have to answer to government officials
for this data abuse. As it turns out, the opposite is the case: Governments are too eager to use the facial recognition
software themselves. They seem to have no interest to regulate
Clearview. Now, about one year after the scandal hit the public, a German and a Canadian court decided in two separate cases
that Clearview's creation of
biometric profiles is illegal and that Clearview must delete profiles upon request. This is a
first step, but not enough to protect people's right to privacy.