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Companies obtain AI training data by violating privacy or manipulation.


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Privacy Violation

Basic consumer rights are violated when companies obtain personal data without respecting privacy, or through manipulative default settings and terms of service agreements written in an inaccessible manner. A particularly glaring example of obtaining data without respecting privacy occurred in 2019, when Google contractors were found to be targeting unhoused Black people in their efforts to capture images to further train its facial recognition research.

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