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Apple Responds to ACLU's Siri Concerns

MOBILE PRIVACY

April 19, 2013

Apple has responded to concerns raised by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) about ambiguous information in its Siri privacy policy, WIRED reports. Terms, such as “disassociated” and “period of time” have now been clarified by Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller. “Apple may keep anonymized Siri data for up to two years,” Muller says, adding, “If a user turns Siri off, both identifiers are deleted immediately along with any associated data.” But ACLU Lawyer Nicole Ozer says Apple should do more, including linking to the Siri privacy policy from its FAQ page so consumers can review data-handling practices prior to purchasing the company’s products.
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