– The company has announced plans to start collecting biometric data from users in order to counter fraud and fake accounts.
– The new policy is intended to be put in place by September 29, 2023.
– User consent plays a critical role in this process, with the company stressing that biometric data will only be collected and used with the user’s permission.
Cybersecurity Gets Personal
Whistle in Place of Tweet
“‘Based on your consent, we may collect and use your biometric information for safety, security, and identification purposes,'” the Internet bird-turned-whistler has chirped. So, no need to whip up a storm in your nest; they’re making promises of asking first. In true X fashion, the plans to roll this out isn’t for a while, specifically after Summer, on September 29, 2023.
To sum up, X is cracking down on internet comedians, I mean, impersonators and frauds with the help of good ol’ biometrics—fingerprints, faces, maybe even the occasional ear lobe. Starting from late September 2023, when the policy comes into effect, users can expect to provide, with consent, a little more personal data for safer networking.
In A Nutshell