According to Gizmodo, Oculus can collect data on users’ geographical locations, physical movements as well as interactions with various services and games. Oculus uses the collected information to send promotional messages and content, according to Gizmodo. It seems that a U.S. Senator took notice as well.
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.)—you know, one of the original writers for Saturday Night Live—April 7 sent a letter to Oculus Chief Executive Officer Brendan Iribe, seeking more information on the company’s “collection, storage, and sharing of users’ personal data.” Franken added, “when done appropriately, the collection, storage, and sharing of personal information may enhance consumers' virtual reality experience, but we must ensure that Americans very sensitive information is protected.”
Oculus has until May 13 to address the alleged privacy rift.
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