Clearview Consent, the latest facial recognition software developed by Clearview AI, has integrated a biometric attack detection feature to optimise its security credentials for enterprises.

The identity verification product brings facial recognition to a new segment of customers, enterprises and end-users, robustly built for a variety of applications. The upgrade will still be targeted to business in helping them to manage consent-based access to systems and verify employees and users seamlessly.

Clearview’s CEO, Hoan Ton-That, said in a statement: “The launch of Clearview Consent is a game-changer for companies and consumers alike who value the integrity and security of their identity and assets. Facial recognition is not the wave of the future; it is our present reality. Today, FRT is used to unlock your phone, verify your identity, board an airplane, access a building, and even for payments. Now, we are offering companies who use facial recognition as part of a consent-based workflow access to Clearview AI’s superior, industry-leading FRT algorithm, bringing an increased level of security and protection to the marketplace”.

Consumer feedback around the product upgrade indicated how businesses and customers plan to deploy the technology and what innovations and security adjustments would be valued, hence Clearview has settled on enhancing extra accurate live facial recognition capabilities to scan users in real-time and mitigate bias.

In recent months, Clearview has also had to contend with sanctions and a loss of credibility for breaching European privacy regulations surrounding its use of consumer data and the European general data agreements. The company stands accused of stripping photographs off user social media profiles to compare live images in facial recognition. Clearview were smacked with a €20 Million sanction by a second data regulator last month, Greece’s Hellenic Data Protection Authority after a compliant was filed by Homo Digitalis.

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) also fined the company over £7.5m for blatant breaches to comply with UK standards of data protection legislation in the way it composed its facial recognition databases.

On Clearview’s website, it states it provides “powerful and reliable photo identification technology to law enforcement agencies across the country”.

“The launch of Clearview Consent helps further our mission to help combat crime and fraud. We are currently helping law enforcement agencies across the country to solve crimes after the fact, which harm many victims. Using facial recognition as a preventative measure means fewer crimes and fewer victims,” Ton-That added. “Ultimately, Clearview Consent is all about making everyday consumers feel more secure in a world that is rife with crime and fraud”.