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16th August, 2019

Authorities to investigate Facebook

Information authority NAIH has launched an investigation into Facebook’s voice recording practices, it was announced on Thursday.

The NAIH started its examination in response to news reports that Facebook employees were transcribing audio conversations conducted via its Messenger app.

Facebook said it stopped the practice last week, but the NAIH wants a written guarantee that the company will not continue it in the future.

The Hungarian authority will co-operate with EU authorities on this issue.

Neither Hungarians nor any other European users were affected, Facebook said on Thursday, as the “test” was limited to the US.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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