This is for the first time that Apple speaks about the time period of Siri data retention. The voice messages on Siri for iOS devices will be stored on Apple servers for up to two years as revealed by Apple today.
There are tools that organize our lives by allowing us to do business with our colleagues. We may even use them to gain personal connectivity and build informal relationships. The only drawback, if any, of this usage is that personal information is pooled somewhere. How to keep the confidential from coming out in the open?
That is a legitimate question. Apple, Google and sundry service providers face the selfsame problem. The length of time during which the personal data is kept under control is of the essence. There were rumors as to Apple’s Siri database. A female spokesperson Trudy Muller told Wired that “if a user turns Siri off, both identifiers are deleted immediately along with any associated data.” That seems fair enough.
Two years back the ACLU brought about a Freedom of Information Act. This led to the discovery that most cell phone providers kept information for up to seven years. This potent fact has come under scrutiny by lawmakers. It won’t go unnoticed and will have to be dealt with. The retention of information has been excused by the company itself by saying that it helps with analysis. In the past there was no mention of the data kept in stored form. It is only now that the whole process has come under elucidation.
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