Apple announced that it would initially refrain from evaluating inquiries to Siri by its own employees or employees of subcontractors. However, this move by Apple has nothing to do with any lawsuits against the company, but rather in response to recent media reports.
In these came first again on the fact that Apple evaluates individual recordings of employees of subcontractors who may also contain unwanted records of intimate moments or very personal information. While these unwanted records do not directly draw any conclusions from the user due to the separation of Apple ID and other personal information, they were highly criticized because many users were unaware of the practice of improving voice assistants.
Configuration profile for iOS stops analysis
A developer had then released a configuration profile that prevented the storage of voice recordings on Apple's servers and asked Apple to provide a feedback form informing customers that they would like an option in the settings to disable storage.
Apple wants to ask for permission in the future
Also Google suspends evaluation first
Only yesterday, Google announced that it would follow the Hamburg Data Protection Authority's ordinance against the company in the context of opening an administrative procedure and suspend the evaluation of voice recordings by its own or external employees for a period of three months.