Meta Says Texas AG's Biometric Privacy Suit 'Overblown'

By Katie Buehler (June 15, 2022, 6:17 PM EDT) — Facebook parent company Meta Platforms Inc. has attacked as “vague” and full of “overblown rhetoric” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit over the company’s alleged collection of users’ biometric information without consent, and asked a Texas state judge to either toss the suit or make the state replead it.

In an answer filed Monday in Harrison County District Court, Meta argues Paxton’s February lawsuit consists of “vague allegations” that failed to properly notify the company that it was being accused of violating the state’s Capture or Use of Biometric Identifier Act and its Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Meta contends its facial…

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