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The X platform, formerly known as Twitter, is increasing the amount of data it collects about users. The social network has updated its data privacy policy To include extracts from Biometric Information and Employment History, as spotted bloomberg.

The privacy policy states: “Based on your consent, we may collect and use your biometric information for safety, security, and identification purposes.” It doesn’t include any details about what kind of biometric information this includes — or how X plans to collect it — but it usually includes fingerprints, iris patterns, or facial features.

X Corp. in a proposed class action in July over allegations that the data collection violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. The lawsuit alleges that X “did not adequately inform individuals” that it “collects and/or stores their biometric identifiers in every photo containing a face” uploaded to the platform.

One possibility of using biometric data is to enable passwordless login. according to Results from app developer Steve MoserX plans to roll out support for passkeys, which can use your device’s fingerprint, facial recognition, or PIN to log into your account.

The privacy policy adds that X may also collect “employment history, educational history, employment preferences, skills and abilities, job search activity, and your participation.” This is likely related to job search features that X owner Elon Musk has hinted at being included. Platform Roll out the beta version of the recruitment feature companies last week and Also plans to add video and audio calls With “no phone number needed.”

current privacy policy, which you can read here, did not mention the collection of biometric data or information regarding employment history. According to the notice at the top of the page, the new policy will not go into effect until September 29, 2023.

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