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Reported: ICE, CBP and DOJ use Clearview AI, a facial recognition program to scan social media photos

  1. Original Date Announced

    February 27, 2020

    ICE, CBP and DOJ are reportedly on list of government entities and private businesses using Clearview AI, a facial recognition startup with a database composed of billions of photos compiled from social media and the internet. Clearview’s software claims to match photos of persons of interest to online images culled from millions of websites. [ID #969]

    Buzzfeed News: ICE, DHS Using Clearview Facial Recognition

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Reported
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Enforcement
Agencies Affected: CBP ICE DOJ


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