In 2021, plaintiffs attorneys showed it pays to bring biometric law violation suits when Meta agreed to a $650 million class action settlement. Now, the Texas Attorney General’s Office could pave the way for securing a multimillion-dollar reward for biometric violations even in states without a biometric law on the books.

On Feb. 14, the Texas Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit against Meta claiming Facebook users’ uploaded photos and videos collected Texans’ biometric data without their informed consent, disclosed their biometric identifiers to others and were not destroyed within a “reasonable time” in violation of the Texas Capture or Use of Biometric Identifier Act. The Texas attorney general also alleged Meta engaged in false, misleading and deceptive acts and practices that violated the state’s Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act.

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