Oculus Executive: We’ll Answer Questions About Rift’s Privacy Policy “In Due Time”

Virtual reality company Oculus doesn’t seem to be too concerned about questions some people have had about the privacy policy for its new Rift headset, with a company executive downplaying those concerns and saying that they’ll be answered “in due time.”

Sen. Al Franken (MN) sent a letter to Facebook-owned Oculus last week, wherein he raised a number of concerns about the privacy policy for the Oculus Rift VR headset and what kind of data the technology is collecting while it’s in use.

Jason Rubin, Oculus’ head of worldwide studios, says consumers shouldn’t be worried about their privacy getting invaded when using the Rift.

“It’s a new medium,” he told the Associated Press. “People want to know. They have a right to ask. We’ll answer. It’ll be fine.”

Franken asked Oculus to respond to his letter by May 13, but Rubin didn’t say when, exactly, the company would have answers. It’ll happen at some point, though, and it won’t be that exciting, Rubin says.

“We’re going to answer all of that in due time,” he told the AP. “We’re absolutely confident that people are going to say, ‘Oh. Yeah. Right.'”

Oculus reacts to virtual reality privacy questions [Associated Press]

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