Oculus reacts to virtual reality privacy questions

BURBANK, Calif. – An executive from virtual reality company Oculus says consumers shouldn’t be concerned about an invasion of their privacy when using the Oculus Rift.

Jason Rubin , Oculus’ head of worldwide studios, is downplaying questions raised about the VR system’s privacy policy.

Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota wrote an open letter to Oculus earlier this month asking for details about user data collected by the VR system. The Rift is worn on users’ heads and can detect movement, location and sound.

Franken is asking for more information about how the Facebook-owned company is handling data collected from users. He asked Oculus to respond by May 13.

Rubin declined to specify when Oculus would address the questions.

The $599 Oculus Rift began shipping to consumers March 28.