The social network X collects biometric data of users as

The social network X collects biometric data of users as well as data on qualifications and employment

Social network X (formerly Twitter) updated Privacy PolicyAdding items related to the collection of biometric user data for identification purposes, as well as information about users’ employment and education, in order to recommend and share potential jobs with potential employers and display “more relevant ads”. ”

    Image source: X

Image source: X

“With your consent, we may collect and use your biometric data for security, privacy and identification purposes.” says the company’s new privacy policy. It is not specified what kind of biometric information is involved and how it is to be used.

The social network also informed users about the intention to collect information about their professional history and education. “We may collect and use your personal information (e.g., your employment history, education history, employment preferences, skills and abilities, job search activities and engagement, etc.) to recommend potential employers to you and to share potential job opportunities… and show you “more relevant ads”, – specified in the updated privacy policy. Recall that last week the social network started Platform beta testing X settingdesigned to post job vacancies from verified companies.

The previous version of the social network’s privacy policy, valid until September 29, did not contain any points on the collection of biometric data or the work and employment history of users.

Last month, a class-action lawsuit was filed against social network X, alleging it illegally collects, stores and uses biometrics from Illinois residents without their consent. writes Bloomberg. According to the lawsuit, X “Individuals who (knowingly or unknowingly) interacted with Twitter were not adequately informed that Twitter collects and/or stores their biometric identifiers on every photograph of an individual uploaded to Twitter.”

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