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Macy’s Sued for Use of Clearview Facial-Recognition Software

Macy's flagship store New York.

Macy's flagship store New York.

Photographer: Demetrius Freeman/Bloomberg
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Macy’s Inc. was targeted in one of the first lawsuits against users of the controversial facial-recognition software made by startup Clearview AI.

An Illinois woman filed a proposed class action against Macy’s Wednesday in federal court in Chicago, alleging the department store chain violated the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act by using Clearview software to identify shoppers from security-camera footage.