BAH V. APPLE 19-CV-3539 (SDNY)

BAH V. APPLE 19-CV-3539 (SDNY)

New York 4/22/2019 — Bah v. Apple 19-cv-3539 (SDNY) – Facial Recognition Software Wrongfully Identifies 18-
Year-Old as Perpetrator of Crimes – Apple Files Inaccurate Police Reports
Summary of Complaint
– Apple has facial recognition software in all of their stores across the United States
– Apple’s facial recognition software wrongfully identified an African-American teenager
as a perpetrator of a crime
– Apple filed multiple criminal complaints in multiple states
– Apple refused to turn over evidence exonerating Mr. Bah in one case in Massachusetts
– Mr. Bah faced up to 5 years in prison because of Apple’s negligence
Apple, Inc., an American multinational corporation with its principle place of business in
California, uses facial recognition software in all of their stores across the United States. If a
consumer walks into one store in New York City, and then goes to another store in another state,
Apple tracks and monitors each individual through their facial recognition software. Its software
has the ability to track individuals across multiple states and even can associate names with
individuals inputted into the system.
Mr. Bah is an 18-year-old college student who was falsely identified by Apple on multiple occasions
in multiple states as the perpetrator of a crime. As a result of Apple’s negligence, he was accused of
multiple felonies in multiple states. Prior to this action, Mr. Bah has never faced legal charges or had
any run-ins with law enforcement. Due to Defendant’s negligence Mr. Bah has suffered severe
harm.
Apple refused to turn over evidence that exonerated Mr. Bah of any crime. Mr. Bah faced up to 5
years in prison for the crimes he was accused of by Apple.
As a result of the injuries suffered by Mr. Bah, he is seeking damages in the amount of $1 billion.

Press Contact: 
Subhan Tariq, Esq.

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