Texas sues Google over biometric data collection
A lot of money is on the line in a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas against Google, not to mention the questions about how much of your privacy is at stake. Fortunately Elizabeth Rogers, a business and technology lawyer and partner with the firm Michael Best, helps Good Day sort it all out. She says the collection of biometric data is a big deal.
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against Google claiming the search giant violated Texans' privacy without getting their consent to do so.
The suit claims Google collected millions of biometric identifiers, like voices and face geometry, through apps like Google Photos.
Paxton's office calls the data collection "exploitation of the personal information of Texas" and claims it violates the state's Capture or Use of Biometric Identifier Act.
Paxton has previously filed lawsuits against Google for tracking users data and claiming the social media giant violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act.
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Two of the state's top leaders are looking for a fight -- one against Google and the other against the city of Austin. Texas Tribune's executive editor Ross Ramsey talks to Good Day about Gov. Greg Abbott's deadline for Austin to fix its homeless problem and AG Ken Paxton's fight with Google over internet advertising.
Polls show the Texas Attorney General race this November is fairly close.
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A September UT-Tyler/Dallas Morning News survey showed Paxton leading his Democratic challenger Rochelle Garza by 7 points.