Big Brother Watch files ICO complaint against online face search engine

09/11/2022 | BBC News

Privacy advocacy group Big Brother Watch has filed a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) against PimEyes, the online face search engine. The facial recognition database reportedly allows users to search for facial images on the internet. In its complaint to the ICO, Big Brother Watch said that PimEyes enabled "surveillance and stalking on a scale previously unimaginable." PimEyes CEO Giorgi Gobronidze said the database did not pose as many stalking risks as social media services.

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Facial recognition, biometrics

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