The Company’s Employees Listen to the user’s voice as soon as they say OK Google

After starting Google Assistant on mobile, as soon as you say 'Ok Google', the employees of the company listen to it.
The Company’s Employees Listen to the user’s voice as soon as they say OK Google
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After starting Google Assistant on mobile, as soon as you say 'Ok Google', the employees of the company listen to it. The company itself has admitted this to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology headed by Shashi Tharoor. Not only this, but the Google team also admitted that sometimes even when users are not using the virtual assistant, their conversations are recorded. The company also does not delete the stored data until the user himself deletes it. Google argues that its employees listen to conversations to improve speech recognition.

Google said that employees do not listen to sensitive information and it is just normal conversation that was recorded. However, it was not clear from Google how it differentiates between the two. In the meeting of the Parliamentary Committee, a question related to this was asked by BJP MP from Jharkhand Nishikant Dubey. The committee has considered this a serious breach of user privacy.

Some further suggestions will be given to the government after preparing a report on this soon on behalf of the committee. The committee strongly told the representatives of the social media platform that they needed to plug the loopholes in their existing data protection. To this end, put in place a privacy policy and stringent security measures to protect and protect the data privacy of Indian users.

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Let us tell you that Google was questioned by lawmakers in America regarding privacy and in some places there has been a lawsuit regarding it. In 2019, Google Product Manager (Search) David Monsi also admitted in a blog that his language experts listen to the recordings so that the Google Speech service can be improved more.

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