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AI Firm That Scraped Billions of Faces Sparks European Backlash

  • Clearview AI gets complaints from Austria to Britain
  • Privacy International, others urge watchdogs to stop Clearview
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Clearview AI Inc. was hit by a wave of complaints across Europe for allegedly breaking the region’s tough privacy laws by scraping billions of facial images from social-media profiles and the internet.

In a concerted move on Thursday, campaigners including Privacy International and Noyb filed complaints with data watchdogs in Austria, France, Greece, Italy and the U.K. They urge regulators to declare that Clearview’s practices “have no place in Europe.”