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Irish regulator queries Facebook on transcription of users' audio

Irish regulator queries Facebook on transcription of users' audio

14.8.2019

Irish regulator queries Facebook on transcription of users' audio

Facebook 's lead regulator in the European Union is seeking information on h...

The audio snippets in question were masked to avoid revealing anyone’s identity and the company never listened to people’s microphones without explicit activation, the statement said.

“Further to our ongoing engagement with Google, Apple and Microsoft in relation to the processing of personal data in the context of the manual transcription of audio recordings, we are now seeking detailed information from Facebook on the processing in question and how Facebook believes that such processing of data is compliant with their GDPR obligations,” the commission said in an emailed statement.

Reporting by Conor Humphries; Additional reporting by David Shepardson in Washington; Editing by Deepa Babington and Mark Potter

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