Texas Attorney General has sued Google over its use of biometric data collections in Texas.
Attorney General Ken Paxton alleges that Google unlawfully captured and used the biometric data of millions of Texans without their consent.
The lawsuit alleges Google “collected millions of biometric identifiers, including voiceprints and records of face geometry, from Texans through its products and services like Google Photos, Google Assistant, and Nest Hub Max.”
The lawsuit alleges Google violated the state’s Capture or use of Biometric Identifier Act.
“Google’s indiscriminate collection of the personal information of Texans, including very sensitive information like biometric identifiers, will not be tolerated,” Attorney General Paxton said in a news statement. “I will continue to fight Big Tech to ensure the privacy and security of all Texans.”
Previously, Paxton filed lawsuits against Google for violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act and for deceptively tracking users’ location without their consent.
José Castañeda, a Google spokesman, said in a statement to the New York Times that Paxton “is once again mischaracterizing our products in another breathless lawsuit.” He added, “We will set the record straight in court.”
The lawsuit can be found here.