France’s foremost privacy regulator has ordered Clearview AI to delete all its data relating to French citizens, as first reported by TechCrunch.

In its announcement, the French agency CNIL argued that Clearview had violated the GDPR in collecting the data and violated various other data access rights in its processing and storage. As a result, CNIL is calling on Clearview to purge the data from its systems or face escalating fines as laid out by European privacy law.

Clearview rose to prominence in 2020 after a New York Times investigation highlighted the company’s massive data collection efforts. In particular, the company offered the unique ability to identify subjects by name, drawing on data scraped from public-facing social…

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