NPR: Texas sues Meta, saying it misused facial recognition data

February 15, 2022

The Electronic Privacy Information Center applauded the lawsuit. “A lot of the action around protecting biometric privacy has been centered in places like Illinois and California, but this case shows that other states are starting to take the issue seriously,” John Davisson, the center’s director of litigation and senior counsel, told NPR. 

“If the case succeeds, it could mean a major financial award for Texas,” he added, “which the state should put toward protecting privacy and compensating Texans who were caught up in Facebook’s facial recognition system.”

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