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Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan has filed a lawsuit against Clearview AI and has asked the court to order the company to stop collecting Vermonters’ photos and facial recognition data. In a statement, Donovan said he was “disturbed” by the company’s business practices, which he said includes collecting and selling children’s facial recognition data.

“This practice is unscrupulous, unethical, and contrary to public policy,” Donovan said. “I will continue to fight for the privacy of Vermonters, particularly our most vulnerable.” Donovan also confirmed that no Vermont state or local law enforcement agencies have used the facial recognition app.

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