Amazon Will Collect Biometric Data Drivers

Amazon drivers in the US must sign a form authorizing the company to collect biometric data. The form is part of the rollout of an extensive surveillance system.


As part of a control system, drivers must allow AI cameras to collect and transmit their movements, location and biometric data. Those who refuse will probably lose their job. That writes news site Vice.

The forms are part of a surveillance system’s rollout for the vans of Amazon Prime, Amazon’s delivery service. In some American cities, these vans are equipped with smart cameras from the company Netradyne.

According to the company, these should keep drivers safer by noticing when they are distracted or tired.

However, according to privacy activists, this is “the largest expansion of corporate surveillance in human history,” which could also hurt their behaviour. Prime drivers are already under tremendous pressure to complete their routes within specific deadlines.

The fear is that if they are also permanently supervised, they will make more mistakes and then be prosecuted for it.

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