TikTok to collect users biometric data in updated privacy policy

Video-sharing social networking application TikTok has updated its privacy policy in the US to apprise its users that the app might, in future, gather new types of biometric information including “faceprints and voiceprints.”

However, TikTok was unable to give out details as to what types of data these terms talked about, or why the app might require to obtain this information in the first place, reported The Verge.

The application’s privacy policy was updated on June 2nd, as identified by TechCrunch.

The new policy explains in some detail about the manner in which the TikTok app now has permission to assess users’ content.

The policy states, “We may collect information about the images and audio that are a part of your User Content, such as identifying the objects and scenery that appear, the existence and location within an image of face and body features and attributes, the nature of the audio, and the text of the words spoken in your User Content. We may collect this information to enable special video effects, for content moderation, for demographic classification, for content and ad recommendations, and for other non-personally-identifying operations.”