The Clearview Controversy: Could this software affect your chances of getting hired? | SPP #86

Clearview AI is a new American startup specialising in facial recognition technology. They have just been hit with a cease and desist from Facebook after the company secretly collected billions of images of individuals without their consent. https://www.cnet.com/news/clearview-ai-hit-with-cease-and-desist-from-google-over-facial-recognition-collection/

As well as this, the software can track individual social media activity which businesses could use to screen potential candidates and job seekers, and is currently being distributed to police departments to identify criminals.

Adam, Phil and Alkis discuss the a ethics of the practice and the impacts it can have on business operations and personal life as well as concerns over privacy. Do you think Clearview is doing a good thing, or should facial recognition be banned/restricted? Let us know in the comments.

If you like what you’ve heard and want to catch all the latest weekly episodes, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

nv-author-image

Angela Zhu