Clearview fine: The unacceptable face of modern surveillance

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The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued its third largest ever fine of £7.5m. It was imposed on Clearview AI, the controversial facial recognition company that has already been on the wrong end of similar decisions from regulators in Italy, France and Australia. Clearview collected more than 20 billion images of people’s faces from Facebook and other social media platforms. It then sold access to those to private companies and institutions such as police … More

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