March 30, 2024

Co-Director highlights concern around digital assistants


Digital assistants are under renewed scrutiny thanks to recent privacy missteps in recent months.

The WebTimes article “Privacy Missteps Cast Cloud Over Digital Assistants” highlights how Apple, Google and Amazon are announcing new policies or features aimed at mitigating concerns. The article quotes TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo expressing the importance of transparency and noting that “while the devices are not listening, there remain concerns over access to conversations.”

“If employees are hearing things they shouldn’t have access to, that is really a red flag, it’s a bad practice,” Calo said.

Read the full article here.