Laura Kayali+ Your Authors @LauKaya Tech reporter @POLITICOEurope — ex @Contexte — Kardashian gifs lover and policy nerd — DM for Signal. [email protected] May. 20, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Former Apple contractor who listened to Siri recordings wrote to Europe's privacy regulators today, calling for privacy probes into Big Tech voice assistants (mini thread)  https://pro.politico.eu/news/119436 

Last year, media reported that recordings from Amazon's Alexa, Google's home assistant and Apple's Siri were reviewed by humans without the users' knowledge.

Since then, Google stopped, Amazon added an opt-out mechanism and Apple an opt-in. But privacy regulators did not investigate on past programs, much to the former contractor's dismay. He urges privacy regulators to "investigate Apple’s past and present practices."

No investigation, let alone fines, which once again raises the issue of #GDPR enforcement. Read the whistleblower's letter here  https://www.politico.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Public-Statement-Siri-recordings-TLB.pdf 

Voilà 🤷‍♀️

Ok, not voilà yet: Max Schrems’ NGO will file complaints against tech companies including Apple over their use of voice assistants if regulators fail to investigate the practices after the whistleblower's letter.  https://pro.politico.eu/news/max-schrems-ngo-warns-of-complaints-over-big-tech-voice-assistants 

Apple whistleblower calls for privacy probe into Big Tech voice assistants (now without paywall) #EUdataP
 https://www.politico.eu/article/apple-whistleblower-calls-for-privacy-probes-into-big-tech-voice-assistants-siri/ 


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