COMPRISE’s feedback to the EDPB guidelines on Virtual Voice Assistants

COMPRISE has provided input to the European Data Protection Board’s (EDPB) consultation on its draft guidelines on virtual assistants (“Guidelines 02/2021 on Virtual Voice Assistants”) published on 9th March, 2021.   Check at the following link the comments provided by COMPRISE! https://edpb.europa.eu/sites/default/files/webform/public_consultation_reply/edpb_feedback_by_comprise.pdf

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The COMPRISE Weakly Supervised Speech-to-Text and COMPRISE Weakly Supervised Natural Language Understanding Tools have been released!

The joint efforts of the COMPRISE consortium continue bearing results as the COMPRISE Weakly Supervised Speech-to-Text (STT) and COMPRISE Weakly Supervised Natural Language Understanding (NLU) Tools have been released have been released. The COMPRISE Weakly Supervised STT and COMPRISE Weakly Supervised NLU are innovative software tools for automatic data transcription…

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Our article “How can Private Information Recorded by Voice-enabled Systems be Identified?” has been published by the European Data Protection Law Review!

Voice technologies are being used in fields as diverse as medicine and education, but also for pure leisure. This article offers an overview of how categorisation and contextualisation can be used as methods not only to identify personal information but to design private-by-design voice-based solutions that intend to neutralise personal data and information/words that…

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Our first privacy preservation tools have been released!

The COMPRISE Voice Transformer and the COMPRISE Text Transformer protect both the voice of the users and their personal information. These software tools can be easily integrated into existing voice technologies, and provide developers with open source, validated, private-by-design tools. The development of privacy-enhancing technologies in Europe is a crucial step forward in ensuring the resilience…

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Third Plenary Meeting

The third COMPRISE plenary meeting was held remotely on June 03-04, 2020. We were thrilled to welcome the following advisory board members: Georg Rehm (META-NET) Fredrik Kronlid and Staffan Larsson (Talkamatic) Norbert Pfleger (Paragon Semvox) Eren Gölge (Mozilla)

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Special Issue on Voice Privacy

We are co-organizing a special issue on Voice Privacy that solicits papers describing advances in privacy protection for speech processing systems, including theoretical developments, algorithms or systems. Examples of topics relevant to the special issue include (but are not limited to): formal models of speech privacy preservation, privacy-preserving speech feature extraction,…

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COMPRISE is supporting the VoicePrivacy 2020 Challenge!

Registration is still open to take part in the first international challenge on speech data privacy. The VoicePrivacy initiative is spearheading the effort to develop privacy preservation solutions for speech technology. It aims to gather a new community to define the most effective processes and metrics, while also benchmarking the existing privacy-enabling solutions and creating…

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