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Apple admits that it retains Siri generated voice data for up to two years

Apple stores Siri data for two years for development purposes

| Apps News | Posted: Apr 19, 2013 5:01 pm

Every time someone uses Siri on their iPhone, Apple stores that voice data for future testing and debugging. The files stay on Apples servers for a period of two years. This news comes after Wired inquired about ambiguity in Siri's privacy policy, which was brought to light by the ACLU.


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Apple says that each data set is assigned a random number string that represents a person. After six months the data is disassociated with the account and stored for 18 months afterwards to be used in development and testing. If a user turns Siri off on their device, all data is deleted instantly.


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