Amazon Delivery Drivers Must Sign 'Biometric Consent' Form to Keep Jobs

Amazon Policy Decisions Privacy

About a month and half prior, Amazon announced its plans to install surveillance systems in all of its delivery trucks. These systems, made by a company called Netradyne, have a series of camera views, one of which is on the driver, and will alert the driver via audio commands when it thinks the driver is doing something dangerous. While at the time it is “not” livestreaming the feed to Amazon, certain portions can be automatically uploaded.

Now, Amazon is forcing the drivers to sign a ‘biometic consent’ form in order to keep their jobs. This includes consenting to the collection of the driver’s “photograph,” collected via the “on-board camera safety technology,” among other “biometric data.” Lauren Kaori Gurley for Vice reported:

If the company’s delivery drivers, who number around 75,000 in the United States, refuse to sign these forms, they lose their jobs. The form requires drivers to agree to facial recognition and other biometric data collection within the trucks they drive.


Technically, these drivers aren’t even employed by Amazon, but by roughly 800 companies, known as delivery service partners that operate out of Amazon delivery stations. Still, Amazon controls many aspects of its drivers working conditions, from their training to their uniforms to their delivery quotas.

Sources / Relevant Material

  1. Vice "Amazon Delivery Drivers Forced to Sign ‘Biometric Consent’ Form or Lose Job" by Lauren Kaori Gurley (23 Mar 2021)
  2. Vice "Surveilling Drivers Can't Fix Amazon's Road Safety Problem" by Edward Ongweso Jr (4 Feb 2021)