Clearview AI fined $22M by Italy; told to erase collected data; banned from future collection

Italy’s data protection authority, the GPDP, found that ClearviewAI violated fundamental rules of GDPR when it collected biometric and geolocation data on its citizens. The data was collected without obtaining consent, so there was no transparency, or limitations on data usage or storage. Clearview is now required to erase the collected data and banned from future collection or processing of facial recognition data in Italy.

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HBO accused in class action of violating federal law for sharing viewing history with Facebook

March 15, 2022

The Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), passed in 1988 to protect personal data of Blockbuster and VHS rental customers, has recently been used in suits against streaming services including Hulu, AMC and ESPN. Now, a federal class action suit out of New York accuses HBO of violating the VPPA because it shares customer lists with Facebook, which can subsequently use the HBO data and Facebook’s profile data to ascertain customer viewing habits.

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