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CNIL opens investigation into Clearview AI over its data collection practices

On 26 August 2020, the French Data Protection Authority, Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) opened an investigation into the facial recognition company Clearview AI over its personal data collection and biometric data processing practices. The CNIL stated that it has received several complaints alleging that Clearview AI violates the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by collecting and using the personal data of individuals located in France without an appropriate legal basis and by failing to respond effectively to individuals' requests for access and erasure of their data.

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Scope

Policy Area
Data governance
Policy Instrument
Data protection regulation
Regulated Economic Activity
ML and AI development
Implementation Level
national
Government Branch
executive
Government Body
data protection authority

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2021-08-26
under deliberation

On 26 August 2020, the French Data Protection Authority, Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et …

2021-11-26
in force

On 26 November 2021, the French Data Protection Authority, Commission Nationale de l'Informatique e…

2022-10-20
in force

On 20 October 2022, the French Data Protection Authority, Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et…