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Apple Store Face Recognition Led To False Arrest, Suit Says

Law360, New York (April 22, 2019, 6:56 PM EDT) -- A New York City man filed a $1 billion suit Monday claiming tech giant Apple used in-store facial recognition security technology to wrongly tie his name to the face of an alleged thief, leading to his arrest.

Eighteen-year-old Ousmane Bah's complaint in Manhattan federal court says California-based Apple Inc. wrongly allowed his identity, possibly gleaned from his stolen temporary learner's permit for a driver's license, to be attached to an alleged thief's face. Apple then wrongly assumed it was Bah who was stealing from its stores and falsely accused him of multiple crimes, the suit says.

"As a result of Apple's...

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New York Southern

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320(Assault Libel & Slander)

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April 22, 2019

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