X, formlerly Twitter, to collect more personal data

X have updated their Privacy Policy and it comes into effect on 29th September 2023.

Subscribers to X Premium will be able to provide biometric data such as a selfie or photo ID for verification purposes, but changes mean that every user could have their employment and educational history shared with third parties such as potential employers. This is interesting, considering the acquisition of a tech recruiting company by X Corp earlier this year.

None of these things are necessarily a problem, but the UK GDPR requires an appropriate lawful basis, and transparency.