Reply to post: Re: Mr. Meseeks

Texas sues Google over alleged nonconsensual harvesting of biometric data


Re: Mr. Meseeks

That google statement seems to be irrelevant and more of a smoke bomb to confuse the issue.

People (from Texas or elsewhere) might occur in pictures uploaded to Google Photo by some Google Photo user.

That user may have the rights to take that picture and upload it. It is unlikely he has the right to allow Meta to collect and work on biometric data for everyone occurring in those pictures. I don't think its reasonable for Google to say they may assume all their users will switch off the feature before uploading any picture with someone that did not give his consent to have his face identified by Meta.

It is completely irrelevant if the google photo user can opt out - this won't give google consent for the people featuring in the pictures.

How would anyone being pictured even know Google Photo wants to process it and give or deny informed consent?

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