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Daily Dashboard | Facebook confirms EU citizens’ data transcribed in audio capture Related reading: Global News Roundup: July 26-Aug. 2, 2021



Politico reports EU regulators may open new privacy investigations into Facebook after EU citizens' data showed up in the social network's audio transcriptions. Facebook initially reported no EU users were involved in the transcriptions, but it has now revealed 48 EU users had audio messages collected and transcribed by hundreds of third-party contractors. Such nonconsensual data collections may violate the EU General Data Protection Regulation. "All EU supervisory authorities in whose jurisdiction data protection violations against persons who have used Facebook Messenger have occurred are responsible for investigating the respective violations," Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection Johannes Caspar said, adding that cases will be taken over by respective national data protection authorities.
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