The new policy states that X “may collect and use personal information (such as your work history, education history, career preferences, skills and abilities, job search activity and engagement, etc.) to recommend potential services to 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.”
Biometric data and employment history disclosures are listed in the section, “information you provide us.” The regulation does not say what kind of biometric data X will collect. We contacted X about the changes and will update this article if we receive a response.
X to provide video and audio calls
“X is an efficient global address book” for the upcoming video and voice calling service, Musk wrote. Musk has previously described plans to turn the X into an “everything.”
The changes could face scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission. Before Musk bought Twitter, the company agreed to settlements in 2011 and 2022 with the FTC on privacy violations. For example, the 2022 resolution asking evaluates risks to privacy, security, and confidentiality before Twitter launches new or modified products and services.
Several of Twitter’s top secret and security executives resigned in November 2022, reportedly over concerns that Musk’s rapid rollout of new features without thorough security reviews would violate the FTC’s mandate. Musk’s sweeping orders also prompted a new FTC investigation into whether the company has enough resources to protect users’ privacy.
Musk tried to end the storage decision
In mid-July, Musk’s X Corp. asked a federal judge to terminate or modify the 2022 settlement with the FTC and to prevent the FTC from removing Musk. The motion said the FTC’s ongoing investigation into X “has gotten out of control and is tainted by misconduct.” A hearing on the motion is make a plan for November 16.
Separately, a pending in court Filed by a Twitter user in July alleging that X was collecting biometric data without properly informing users in violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. The class-action lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court.
The lawsuit says that since 2015, Twitter has used software to restrict images that are not safe-for-work. The analytics software “uses biometric identifiers and biometric information of any individual in each photo,” but the company has not specifically told users “that it collects and/or stores their biometric identifiers in every image that has a protruding face. to Twitter,” the lawsuit said.