Texas sues Google over alleged 'indiscriminate' biometric data collection

Texas sues Google over alleged 'indiscriminate' biometric data collection

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  • CNN previewed the gaming platform in 2019 01:50 Now playing - Source: CNN This refrigerator wants to turn drab kitchen appliances into art 00:54 Now playing - Source: CNN Business Check out Amazon's new sleep tracker and Kindle you can write on 01:27 Now playing - Source: CNN Video: Half human-looking robot breaks speed record CNN Business — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued Google on Thursday, alleging the tech giant had violated the state’s biometric privacy law by “indiscriminately” collecting voiceprints and facial recognition data from users and non-users of the company’s products without their consent.
  • The lawsuit, filed in Texas’ Midland County District Court, claims the company’s broad application of facial recognition technology in Google Photos, as well as its use of voice recognition technology in its line of smart speakers and other home products, is a violation of the state’s Capture or Use of Biometric Identifier Act.
  • The company has also allegedly listened in on Texans “without regard to whether a speaker has consented to Google’s indiscriminate voice printing,” according to the complaint.
  • Texas is one of just a few states with a law governing the use of biometric data, and this marks the second time that Texas has invoked the 2009 law to file a suit against a company.

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