Texas AG Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit against Google for collecting biometric data. The case was filed in response to a federal appeals court’s upholding of a Texas statute last month, which opens the door for legal action against social media corporations that engage in content moderation.
Ken Paxton, the attorney general of Texas, declared on Thursday that he has sued Google for allegedly “unlawfully” collecting the biometric information of “millions of Texans” without their permission.
“Google’s indiscriminate collection of the personal information of Texans, including very sensitive information like biometric identifiers, will not be tolerated,” Paxton said in a statement.
“I will continue to fight Big Tech to ensure the privacy and security of all Texans.”