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U.S. Senator Al Franken for Minnesota issued an open letter to Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe on Thursday, requesting the company to explain specifically how the company collects, stores, and intends to share personal data from users of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
“I believe Americans have a fundamental right to privacy, and that right includes an individual’s access to information about what data are being collected about them, how the data are being treated, and with whom the data are being shared,” Franken wrote. “As virtual reality technology evolves, I ask that you provide more information on Rift and how Oculus is addressing issues of privacy and security.”
Oculus addressed some of these concerns in a previous statement to UploadVR, explaining that they were gathering data in an effort to improve its services and create a better VR experience. However, it seems Oculus will need to provide more transparency with how the company handles its user’s personal data.
Oculus has until May 13, 2016, to respond to the questions. Stay tuned for more details on this story, as it develops.