Texas AG sues Facebook for allegedly collecting facial-recognition data without consent

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  • Source: CNBC
  • 02/14/2022

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against Metaon Monday, alleging the Facebook parent illegally collected biometric data on users without their consent.

The suit makes claims similar to those made in a class action case Facebook settled for $650 million last year. That case alleged Facebook violated Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act by storing data about people’s faces without their consent for its photo-tag suggestion tool.

Facebook announced in November it would shut down its facial-recognition system that identified faces in photos and suggested that users tag them. The company said it would delete individual facial-recognition templates for more than 1 billion people.

Source: CNBC
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