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Google is investigating the source of voice data leak

Google  has responded to a report this week from Belgian public broadcaster VRT NWS, which revealed that contractors were given access to Google Assistant voice recordings, including those which contained sensitive information — like addresses, conversations between parents and children, business calls and others containing all sorts of private information.

As a result of the report, Google says it’s now preparing to investigate and take action against the contractor who leaked this information to the news outlet.

The leaker had listened to more than 1,000 recordings, and found 153 were accidental in nature — meaning, it was clear the user hadn’t intended to ask for Google’s help.

Source: Google is investigating the source of voice data leak, plans to update its privacy policies | TechCrunch