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Clearview CEO supports regulation that 'makes sense,' as company argues for government exemption

By Mike Swift
  • 16 Mar 2022 20:51
  • 16 Mar 2022 20:51
Facial recognition startup Clearview AI’s pivot to providing services exclusively for law enforcement and national security purposes isn’t just a business strategy. It has now become a legal defense that the New York company says exempts it from liability from Illinois’ powerful biometric privacy law.
Clearview’s founder, CEO and an

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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