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Face-Scanner Clearview Agrees to Limits on Images Use in Court Settlement

Facial recognition startup Clearview AI has agreed to restrict the use of its massive collection of face images to settle allegations that it collected people’s photos without their consent. The company in a legal filing Monday agreed to permanently stop …

No Arbitration for OfferUp Vendor Accused of Violating Biometric Privacy Law

A London-based technology vendor that supplied face-recognition software to the OfferUp app cannot force a plaintiff to arbitrate his claim that the technology violated Illinois’ biometric privacy law, a federal appellate court ruled. A panel of the 7th Circuit Court …

Facebook Must Face Lawsuit Over Facial Recognition

Facebook Inc. failed to undo a ruling that allows millions of its users to band together in a lawsuit accusing the social network of gathering and storing biometric data without consent, potentially exposing the company to billions of dollars in …

No Big Smiles on New Jersey Driver’s Licenses

New Jersey motorists have another reason to frown about their driver’s license photos. The state has banned motorists from making big smiles because such expressions don’t work with facial recognition software. The policy has gone mostly unnoticed since taking effect …