Originally Posted by PaulWog
Example: could someone be convicted of a crime for something they said on the mic.
Absent any case history, I think if you are, hypothetically, going to commit a crime, then you would be wise not to dictate evidence of it into the iPad. But whether or not Apple keeps the data, for how long, and if the data is stored in such a way so that a particular bit of dictation can be traced to a particular user... there's a lot of variables we don't know, and I doubt Apple is about to disclose them, either. Also, legally speaking, I'm not sure if there's been any cases testing how much discretion law enforcement has in accessing such data, and what the proper procedure should be in obtaining clearance for accessing that kind of data. So I wouldn't be surprised if one day someone is arrested for a crime based on evidence found in Apple's Siri / dictation database, but at the same time, I expect such an arrest would trigger a long and convoluted legal fight over whether that violates civl rights.