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Facebook sued in Texas by AG Paxton for alleged biometric privacy violations

By Amy Miller
  • 14 Feb 2022 14:53
  • 14 Feb 2022 14:53
Facebook parent Meta Platform is facing a state lawsuit filed by the Texas attorney general today alleging the social-media company’s facial recognition tools, now discontinued, violated the state’s biometric privacy law.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he's seeking civil penalties in the hundreds of billions of dollars under Texas’ Capture or

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Amy Miller

Senior Correspondent


Amy is responsible for the coverage of an array of regulatory and litigation issues pertaining to the Internet, including privacy, data security and antitrust. Formerly a legal reporter for the ALM media group, Miller has closely followed legal trends in Silicon Valley and covered corporate legal departments for online and print publications including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and The Recorder. Miller is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is an award-winning journalist with expertise ranging from education and legal reporting to computer-assisted reporting.

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