Kyndryl, Inc. (New York, NY)

Identification of private information and prevention of privacy violations is achieved through an assessment of the digital information obtained by an organisation as part of an information stream that comes from a user. The process determines the speech of the user, along with the entity/ies and their intent. Natural understanding of language is applied to the digital data in order to determine the context in which the user’s words are spoken. The process selects a training set of historical information which includes the vocabulary that is used in varying contexts. The process then compares the user utterance with an ontology that is based on the training set(s) and then determines a confidence level that the digital information includes personal information that is digitally stored. The process also alerts the company an action to take in relation to handling the digital information. The flagging is based on the confidence level determined that the digital information includes private digital information.

Consumer electronics, like smartphones, tablets, home smart speakers with virtual assistants and many others, have “digital assistant” functions that listen to all sounds around the device in an attempt to recognize voice commands made by users. They also provide assistance in a range of tasks. These devices record the sounds and send them over the Internet. Then, they are processed by the maker to ensure recognition of the voice of the user, word identification and recognition of intentions using artificial intelligence methods. These sounds are converted to digital text and then sent back to the manufacturer of the device to allow further processing. Copies are stored in a cloud provider to allow for future analysis and to enhance the quality of services provided to customers.

Information provided by the user or data, whether in the original audio format or in a translated version, can be in violation of local or other applicable privacy laws in the jurisdiction (e.g. country or state/province) in which the user is located which could expose the service provider to civil and criminal liability as a result and reputational damage as well as loss of public trust due to perceived or real privacy breaches. Therefore, strategies are required for appropriately identifying privateinformation and flagging appropriate actions to deal with this information, in order to avoid the occurrence of such actual or perceived privacy breaches.

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