Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Just Futures Law along with a coalition of other immigration organizations sought to examine the extent to which Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is using Clearview AI to facilitate immigration enforcement.
Clearview AI is a software company that has created a massive facial recognition database by scraping and scanning billions of personal photos from the internet, including social media platforms. The company then sells access to this trove of information to thousands of law enforcement agencies, including ICE, and makes it possible to find people’s names and social media accounts and identify them as they protest, shop, and seek essential and sensitive government services.
Thanks to litigation work from the ACLU under the Freedom of Information Act, Just Futures Law has been able to release new findings as a result of documents received from the Department of Homeland Security.
Just Futures Law's findings are available in a fact sheet. The timeline of the research and the factsheet can be found here: https://justfutureslaw.org/ice-clearview-foia/.