X's updated privacy policy allows the collection of biometric data

03/08/2023 | Independent

According to a recent change in the company's privacy policy, X, the platform previously known as Twitter, is planning to collect "biometric information" and employment history from its users. This information could include fingerprints or facial features that are typically used in biometrics. The new privacy policy, which will come into effect at the end of the month, states that users must give their consent for this information to be collected and used for safety, security, and identification purposes. The policy also allows for the collection of employment and educational history, along with job search activity and engagement. It is not clear where this information will be used, but X has been exploring the use of biometric data for certain features.

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