A student from new York, USA, filed a lawsuit against the American company Apple one billion dollars because of an error of the system of facial recognition in shops that mistook him for a wanted criminal, reports Bloomberg.

18-year-old Bach Usman (Ousmane Bah) claims that he was detained at home in new York in November 2018 and is accused of committing a series of thefts in retail stores Apple. In the arrest warrant contained a photograph of the suspect, which, in the opinion of student, not like him. He also noted that one of the thefts, in which he is accused were committed in Boston in June, the day when he was at his prom in Manhattan.

Bach said that lost learner’s permit. They were not pictures, but, according to the plaintiff, they could be the real thief, and to be used as ID in Apple stores. As a result, the facial recognition system could mistakenly linked the name of Bach with the face of the attacker.

Apple and security firm Security Industry Specialists, specified as the second defendant, declined to comment on the case.

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