August 1, 2019 / 7:14 PM / 3 months ago

Google suspends transcriptions from voice assistant recordings in Europe-CNBC

Aug 1 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has suspended producing transcriptions of voice recordings from its Google Assistant product in the European Union, CNBC reported here on Thursday.

The company admitted in mid-July that partners who work to analyze voice snippets from the Assistant leaked more than 1,000 private conversations to a Belgian news outlet, the report said, adding that some of those messages revealed sensitive information such as medical conditions and customer addresses.

Google will suspend the transcriptions for at least three months, the report said, citing the Associated Press.

Google did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. (Reporting by Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

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