If customers enroll in the program, they can use the scanners at Amazon to pay with their cards and cash.
Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.) Jon Ossoff (D.Ga.), wrote to Amazon’s CEO Andy Jassy
They continued, “Amazon’s expansion in biometric data collection via Amazon One raises serious doubts about Amazon’s plans and its respect for privacy. This includes how Amazon might use the data for advertising or tracking purposes.”
The Hill reached out to Amazon for comment.
The legislators are asking Amazon to answer a series questions about Amazon One’s expansion and how the data collected will be protected by month’s end.
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Privacy advocates have been critical of Amazon’s past attempts to collect biometric data from Amazon.
The company suspended sales of facial recognition technology for police officers during anti-police brutality protests in the summer of last year and extended the moratorium this year. The technology is less accurate in recognizing people of color or women, according to industry research.
Amazon’s smart doorbell brand Ring has been criticized for increasing law enforcement surveillance.