The social media platform formerly known as Twitter X, has planned to collect biometric and employment information from its users.
It will expand the range of personal information that account-holders may be exposing to the site, CNN reports.
With the aim of putting some security measures in place, the company came up with a policy which read, “Based on your consent, we may collect and use your biometric information for safety, security, and identification purposes,”
There are other requirements added also under a new section labeled “job applications,” X said it may collect users’ employment and educational history.
In order to suggest potential job openings to users, to share that information with prospective third-party employers or to further target users with advertising, “employment preferences, skills and abilities, job search activity and engagement, and so on” will also be required.
For X Premium users, the company will give an option to provide a government ID and a selfie image for verification purposes.
The company told CNN in a statement that it may extract biometric data from both the government ID and the selfie image for matching purposes.