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UK and Australian to investigate facial recognition company Clearview AI
Clearview AI’s founder Hoan Ton-That
Clearview AI’s founder Hoan Ton-That Credit: CNN (YouTube Reproduction)

The UK Information Commissioner's Office and Office of the Australian Information Commissioner said on Thursday they have opened a joint investigation into the personal information handling practices of facial recognition technology company Clearview AI.

The investigation will focus on the company’s use of “scraped” data and biometrics of individuals, that contained 3 billion photos.

Clearview is also under investigation by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.