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EU data caught in Facebook audio transcribing

The social networking giant initially said no local users were affected, but 48 EU citizens had their information collected without their knowledge.

The revelation comes after Facebook had initially claimed that no one from the 28-country bloc had their audio messages collected and transcribed by hundreds of third-party contractors in a potential violation of the region’s tough privacy standards.

Yet after reviewing the activity, which took place at the end of July and early August, the company has now told EU privacy regulators that roughly 50 Europeans in 14 countries were caught up in the activity, as they had sent audio messages on its online platforms to U.S. users who were involved in the transcription trial.

Source: EU data caught in Facebook audio transcribing – POLITICO

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