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ProLinks Biometrics #51 – Clearview AI and the backlash

This edition brings good and bad news about controversial company Clearview AI. You can also find out about best practices working with biometrics or huge fines for Facebook and Google. Enjoy!


Identifying anybody thanks to social media

This New York Time expose of a not that well known company shows how companies and governments can utilize public information to identify anybody using facial recognition. The companies from which the Clearview AI scrapped the data are fighting back though.

Without some serious changes in possibilities to scrape web we are screwed anyway, as researchers have build their own version of Clearview in about two weeks.


Best practices for storing biometrics

Jeffrey N. Rosenthal and David J. Oberly of Blank Rome LLP. have provided short summary of issues you may face if you want to be in business of storing and working with biometrics, make sure to check it out.

BIPA in action

Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) lead already to $550 Million settlement for Facebook and currently similar fate is facing Google. So again, make sure to check the best practices above.

Facial Recognition: A Game Changer

The International Biometrics + Identity Association has summarized the latest The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report for facial recognition algorithms Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) and is calling it a Game Changer.

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