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Oculus details privacy policy after spying concerns

The recent release of the Oculus Rift has raised a few privacy concerns.It’s not cos they’re spying on you, but rather using it for “marketing purposes.

EU-US Privacy Shield may not pass muster, according to leaked extract

Leaked extracts from an imminent assessment of the EU-US Privacy Shield replacement for Safe Harbour suggests that a key group of EU data protection authorities will not support it in its present form.Although that rejection would be a major blow for the European Commission, approval by the Article 29 group is not required to implement the Privacy Shield framework.

Oculus brings real (and pervasive) data-mining to virtual reality

Critical backlash against Oculus's privacy policy reached Capitol Hill on Thursday, when Sen.) demanded that Oculus and its parent company Facebook answer for the data its new headset collects from virtual reality users.

Sen. Al Franken raises concerns over Oculus Rift privacy policy

Senator Al Franken of Minnesota issued an open letter to Oculus yesterday, questioning the company on how and why it collects data from users of its Rift headset.This refers to the privacy policy included on the Oculus website, which details the various types of data collected by Rift users and the channels that have access to this information — such as third party sources.

Minnesota senator raises privacy concerns about Oculus users

As the Rift can record the users' views, movement, and actions, it would very easy to gather data from users -- even without their knowledge.In Franken's letter to the state, he said: Senator Al Franken is a consumer advocate.