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Google sued by Texas attorney general over alleged biometric data violations
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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has sued Google over allegations the tech giant violated the state’s Capture or Use of Biometric Identifier (CUBI) Act, his office announced Thursday.
The lawsuit argues Google violated the CUBI Act by allegedly collecting biometric data like face geometry or voiceprints and using it to serve the company’s commercial interests without getting proper informed consent from Texans, according to the press release from Paxton’s office.
The tech giant has purportedly collected the data through products like Google Photos, Google Assistant and Net Hub Max since at least 2015, the suit claims.
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