Texas sues Facebook for hundreds of billions over facial recognition practices

Posted on AllSides February 14th, 2022
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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton reportedly sued Facebook on Monday for violating the state's privacy protections for personal biometric data through facial recognition technology it used until recently.

Paxton filed the suit in a state district court in Marshall and sought civil penalties in the hundreds of billions of dollars because of the company's history of recording facial geometry in photographs of users uploaded from 2010 to last year, according to the Wall Street Journal.

“Facebook has been secretly harvesting Texans’ most personal information — photos and videos — for its...

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