X, formerly Twitter, has announced it will take the biometric and employment data of its users from September 29, 2023.
This, the microblogging platform explains, will aid users of the app in searching for jobs and employers looking for workers.
X Corp also added that the biometric data of its users will prevent impersonation on the app.
According to a bbc.com report, X arrived at this decision after it acquired a tech recruiting service called Laskie in May 2023.
“X will give the option to provide their government ID, combined with a selfie, to add a verification layer.
“Biometric data may be extracted from both the government ID and the selfie image for matching purposes. This will additionally help us tie, for those who choose, an account to a real person by processing their government-issued ID. This will also help X fight impersonation attempts and make the platform more secure,” X Corp told BBC.