Texas sues Google over its use of facial images

Oct 24, 2022 | Political News

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit against Google, alleging the tech giant has unlawfully collected facial biometrics without the consent of users for years.

“Google’s indiscriminate collection of the personal information of Texans, including very sensitive information like biometric identifiers, will not be tolerated,” Paxton said. “I will continue to fight Big Tech to ensure the privacy and security of all Texans.”

The complaint alleges that Google uses features in Google Assistant, Photos, and Nest smart-home products to collect and store voice- and facial-recognition data without the consent of users.