U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., has asked Clearview AI for information about the law enforcement agencies that have used its facial-recognition technology, CNET reports. In a letter to Clearview CEO Hoan Ton-That, Markey also asked about any past breaches and whether its systems identify children under the age of 13. "Clearview's product appears to pose particularly chilling privacy risks, and I am deeply concerned that it is capable of fundamentally dismantling Americans' expectation that they can move, assemble, or simply appear in public without being identified," Markey wrote. Meanwhile, the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office issued a statement in response to reports the Metropolitan Police plan to start using facial-recognition tech. Editor's note: IAPP Editorial Director Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, looks at whether the Clearview story will change the debate around facial-recognition tech in this piece for Privacy Perspectives.
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