The French DPA fines Clearview AI €5.2m, Austria declares tech firm illegal

10/05/2023 | CNIL

The Frech data protection authority (DPA), the CNIL, has issued a further €5.2 million fine to Clearview AI for failing to adhere to the terms of the compliance order included in its EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) €20m penalty decision in October 2022. 

At the time, the DPA instructed Clearview AI "not to collect and process data on individuals located in France without any legal basis, and to delete the data of these individuals, after responding to requests for access it received." The DPA also confirmed the company would have to pay a daily €100,000 overdue fine. 

In today's announcement, the CNIL confirmed Clearview AI has not provided "any proof of compliance within this time limit."

In related news, the Austrian DPA has decided Clearview AI is no longer allowed to process biometric data of the complainant and must delete their existing data. No fine has been issued. Read an English summary of the decision by NOYB. 

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