Jan. 31, 2024, 8:45 p.m. | Jim Nash

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A Black man in the U.S. arrested for shoplifting based solely on facial recognition algorithms is getting help in his defense from the American Civil Liberties Union.

The ACLU has filed a supporting brief in the wrongful imprisonment case of Nijeer Parks, accused in January 2019 of an alleged shoplifting crime in New Jersey. Parks is suing the government agencies involved in his arrest as well as biometrics manufacturer Idemia.

The defendants have asked for summary judgment, which …

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