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Greek DPA fines Clearview AI €20M

Jul 18, 2022
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The Hellenic Data Protection Authority (DPA) has fined Clearview AI €20 million for EU GDPR violations. The company, which sells facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies in the United States, is banned from collecting and processing the personal data of Greek citizens and has been ordered to delete any data already collected. Earlier this year, Italy’s DPA fined the company €20M for unlawfully processing the data of Italian citizens where the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office announced a penalty of more than 7.5 million pounds in the same respect. 

Violation: 

Greek officials said Clearview AI violated several stipulations in the GDPR – articles 5, 6, 9, 12, 14, 15 and 27 – most of which focus on the issue of consent

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