What you need to know
- Apple is being investigated by Ireland's Data Protection Commission.
- The DPC wants to determine if Apple was compliant with their GDPR obligations.
- Apple could face a fine of €20m.
Although Apple has since changed its policy related to Siri grading, Ireland's Data Protection Commission is launching an inquiry to determine if the cancelled program was compliant with Apple's GDPR obligations.
According to Irish Examiner, if Apple is found guilty, it could be on the hook to pay nearly €20m, or 4% of its annual global turnover, whichever is higher.
In July, a report revealed Apple had hired contractors to grade Siri recordings, which reportedly included private user information. Apple admitted to the practice and released an apology, saying it wasn't "fully living up to our high ideals."
Apple has since halted Siri grading and said recordings will no longer be kept by default when the program returns this fall.
You can read Apple's FAQ if you want to learn more about how its policies are changing in the future.
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