Texas’ Meta Lawsuit Could Provide State AGs with Biometric Lawsuit Blueprint
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.
Plaintiffs attorneys may also “test the water” and allege deceptive practices against companies using biometric data without consent or clear protocols for disposing data, noted Blank Rome partner and biometric privacy team leader Jeffrey Rosenthal.
“Defendants may choose to settle rather than challenge and then it becomes a snowball effect,” Rosenthal said.
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"Texas’ Meta Lawsuit Could Provide State AGs with Biometric Lawsuit Blueprint," by Victoria Hudgins was published in Legaltech News on February 23, 2022.