Clearview AI, an American face recognition company that has been subject to privacy disputes, has been making a lot of changes recently. In addition to obtaining a $224000 purchase order from the U.S. immigration and customs enforcement agency, Floyd Abrams, a well-known First Amendment lawyer in the United States, was also employed to defend him. < / P > < p > Clearview AI said the company has entered into a contract with the United States immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau’s homeland security investigations, which will use Clearview AI’s technology to provide technical support to child exploitation departments and ongoing criminal investigations. Hoon ton, CEO of the company, said Clearview AI enabled the homeland security bureau to save children across the United States from sexual exploitation. < / P > < p > Clearview AI attracted public attention for the first time from a report in the New York Times on January 18, 2020. The company has provided at least 600 U.S. law enforcement agencies with the latest face recognition system, which includes 3 billion images captured from major websites, the report said. Using the system, you can view a person’s public photos on the Internet, including the link address of the photos, just upload their face photos. In February 2020, US News website buzzfeednews further disclosed that Clearview AI is cooperating with more than 2200 global government agencies, private enterprises and individuals, including the U.S. Department of justice, the U.S. immigration and customs enforcement agency, Wal Mart and the NBA. < / P > < p > subsequently, Clearview AI began to be sued and investigated by multiple parties. On February 13, two representatives of Illinois citizens filed a class action lawsuit against Clearview AI, claiming that the company illegally obtained people’s biometric information without permission. California, Virginia and New York also filed lawsuits against the company. On February 21, the Canadian privacy agency said it had launched an investigation into Clearview AI to determine whether the company’s use of face recognition technology complies with Canadian privacy law. After < / P > < p > came into the public view, the negative news of Clearview AI continued. On January 23, Clearview AI was accused of false propaganda, and the NYPD case publicized on its website was denied by the police. On February 27, the company disclosed to the media that it had suffered a major data leak and that its complete list of customers, including US police, law enforcement agencies and banks, had been stolen. < / P > < p > in response to these negative events, Clearview AI said in May 2020 that it would stop selling apps to private companies and “avoid trading with non-governmental customers anywhere.”. This also means that Clearview AI will serve mainly government customers in the future. < / P > < p > in addition to making adjustments to its target consumers, the lawsuit ridden Clearview AI recently hired Floyd Abrams, a famous first amendment lawyer in the United States, to defend it and help the company deal with the allegation that “selling data to law enforcement agencies violates privacy law.”. < p > < p > according to the New York Times on August 11, Freud Abrams said the lawsuit against the start-up “has the potential to produce significant decisions about the interrelationship between the 21st century privacy claim and the first amendment defense.” He believes that the potential legal issues will one day reach the United States Supreme Court.