The new policy for Twitter/X says it will use collected biometric data for “safety, security, and identification purposes.”
The policy does not include any details on what kind of biometric information X will collect — or how the platform plans to obtain it — but collecting such information typically involves fingerprints, iris patterns, or facial features, according to a report by the Verge.
Last month, Twitter/X was named in a proposed class action lawsuit over claims that its data collection violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.
Notably, the lawsuit claims that Musk’s social media platform “has not adequately informed individuals” that it “collects and/or stores their biometric identifiers in every photograph containing a face” that gets uploaded to the site.
“We may collect and use your personal information (such as your employment history, educational history, employment preferences, skills and abilities, job search activity and engagement, and so on) to recommend potential jobs for you, to share with potential employers when you apply for a job, to enable employers to find potential candidates, and to show you more relevant advertising,” the policy reads.
This data collection is likely related to the platform’s new job search feature. As Breitbart News previously reported:
Per the screenshot shared by X’s account, job ads will appear underneath a verified account’s bio section, allowing users who navigate to the account’s page to see the ad. The screenshot also shows a separate page for all jobs listed by an account, which users can navigate to from the account’s homepage.
Musk first hinted at X’s new feature in a post in May. Responding to a user’s suggestion for a dating function on the platform, Musk responded “interesting idea, maybe jobs too.”
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