Senator Al Franken of Minnesota issued an open letter to Oculus, questioning and raising concerns over way the Oculus plans to collects data from the users.
Franken wrote in the letter:
Oculus’ creation of an immersive virtual reality experience is an exciting development, but it remains important to understand the extent to which Oculus may be collecting Americans personal information, including sensitive location data, and sharing that information with third parties
In the open letter the senator asked the CEO of Oculus that how the headset collects location data and movement of users, and how long the company keeps the data to itself before giving it to third parties access to it.
The company have not yet released any public statement to the senator but they have responded with an official statement over the concerns of the users:
We want to create the absolute best VR experience for people, and to do that, we need to understand how our products are being used and we’re thinking about privacy every step of the way.