X to Collect Biometric Data, Employment History for Safety, Security, and Identification

X (formerly Twitter) is updating its privacy policy to allow the company to collect users’ biometric data and employment history. The new policy, which goes into effect on September 29, states that X may collect and use this information “for safety, security, and identification purposes.”

The biometric data that X may collect includes fingerprints, facial scans, and voiceprints. The company says this data will be used to verify users’ identities and to prevent fraud. X may also use the data to improve its facial recognition technology.

The employment history that X may collect includes information such as the user’s past employers, job titles, and dates of employment. The company says this data will be used to improve its job search features and to recommend potential jobs to users.

X says that users will have the option to opt out of having their biometric data and employment history collected. However, users who opt out may not be able to use certain features of X’s products and services.

The move by X to collect users’ biometric data and employment history has been met with some criticism. Privacy advocates have raised concerns about the potential for this data to be used for surveillance or discrimination.

The collection of biometric data, education, and job history raises concerns about privacy and data security. Users may not be aware of the potential risks associated with sharing this information, and X has not provided clear information about how it plans to use or protect the data it collects. As such, users should be cautious about sharing sensitive information on the platform.