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ICO issues provisional view to fine Clearview AI Inc over £17 million


The ICO has shown a clear statement of intent with the a £17 million (at this stage provisional) fine to Clearview AI, which is just about the maximum allowed without being a percentage of global turnover. Full details can be found at:


https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2021/11/ico-issues-provisional-view-to-fine-clearview-ai-inc-over-17-million/


It proves the ICO are going to take strong action against major offenders. Whilst schools and education, health and social care services may not be likely to receive fines of this magnitude the message should be clear... take Data protection legislation seriously or pay the cost!

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