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Minneapolis Bans City Cops From Using Face Recognition Tech

Photo: Stephen Maturen (Getty Images)On Friday, the Minneapolis City Council approved a new ordinance that prevents the city from buying or using face recognition technology without specific permission. Local police immediately began whining about it. In a press release, the city council announced that it voted 13-0 in favor of…
bubmag
February 12, 2021
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Sweden’s data watchdog slaps police for unlawful use of Clearview AI

Sweden’s data protection authority, the IMY, has fined the local police authority €250,000 ($300k+) for unlawful use of the controversial facial recognition software, Clearview AI, in breach of the country’s Criminal Data Act. As part of the enforcement the police must conduct further training and education of staff in order…
bubmag
February 12, 2021
Clearview

Hashtag Trending – Google engineers resign over Gebru firing; Amazon’s “Megacycle” shift for warehouse workers; Clearview AI troubles in Canada

Two Google engineers resign over the firing of two women at the company, the internet groans after hearing about Amazon’s plans to introduce a 10-hour graveyard shift, known as the “megacycle,” and the controversial tech company Clearview AI is facing some heat in Canada. It’s all the tech news that’s…
bubmag
February 5, 2021
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Canada probe concludes Clearview AI breached privacy laws

By AFP     Feb 3, 2021 in World US facial recognition technology firm Clearview AI illegally conducted mass surveillance in breach of Canadians' privacy rights, Canada's privacy commissioner said Wednesday following an investigation. "What Clearview does is mass surveillance and it is illegal," Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien told a…
bubmag
February 4, 2021
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Clearview AI broke Canadian privacy laws with facial recognition tool, watchdogs say

OTTAWA — Privacy watchdogs say U.S. firm Clearview AI's facial-recognition technology resulted in mass surveillance of Canadians and violated federal and provincial laws governing personal information. OTTAWA — Privacy watchdogs say U.S. firm Clearview AI's facial-recognition technology resulted in mass surveillance of Canadians and violated federal and provincial laws governing…
bubmag
February 3, 2021
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China Cracks Down On Unlawful Facial Recognition Usage

On November 20, 2020, the Fuyang District Court of Hangzhou City held a trial in the case of Guo Bing v. Hangzhou Wildlife World Park. The court held that the collection of face recognition information exceeded the requirements of the necessary principles and was not justified. Wildlife World Park was…
bubmag
January 1, 2021