France fines Clearview AI maximum possible for GDPR breaches

It seems that there are real financial consequences of collecting personal data without permission! This story about Clearview raises some important questions about how data is collected and inferences made about people and their behaviours in public places.

Clearview AI, the controversial facial recognition firm that scrapes selfies and other personal data off the Internet without consent to feed an AI-powered identity-matching service it sells to law enforcement and others, has been hit with another fine in Europe.