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DUBLIN (Reuters) – Facebook’s (FB.D) lead authority in the European Union, and is on the lookout for information about how they were treated during the manual transcription of the audio recordings of the irish Data Protection Commission said on Wednesday.
The international monetary fund reported on Tuesday that Facebook had paid contractors to write out the audio clips from the users of its services, citing people familiar with the matter.
Facebook, which has faced broad criticism from lawmakers and regulators on the privacy practice, said in the Bloomberg story: “just like Apple and Google, and we can interrupt with human review of audio for more than a week ago.”
The irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), Facebook’s lead regulator in the European Union, it has eight individual sensors, in the united states. the social media giant, as well as two in WhatsApp, daughter, and Facebook-owned Instagram.
“As a result of our ongoing commitment to Google, Apple, and Microsoft, in the context of the processing of personal data for the purposes of the manual transcriptions of the audio recordings, we are now looking for more detailed information on Facebook to the processing in question, and how Facebook is of the opinion that the processing of data in accordance to the GDPR’s obligations,” the commission said in a statement via e-mail, referring to the EU’s data privacy rules.
The international monetary fund, citing the company announced that the users who will be affected have chosen to use the option in the app to find their voice chats are transcribed. The contractors had to verify that Facebook’s artificial intelligence to correctly interpret the messages.
Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and regulatory authorities shall have the authority to impose penalties for violations of up to 4% of the global turnover of 20 million euros ($22 million), whichever is higher.
Reporting by Conor Humphries, Editing by Deepa Babington and Mark Potter