Sun. Jun 7th, 2020

Amazon is sued due to Amazon Alexa is illegally recording kids

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Alexa is a digital voice assistant smart speaker product from Amazon. While this product brings convenience and fun to users, many people are worried about the privacy issues brought by it. A few days ago, the company encountered two federal lawsuits because of this problem. The lawsuit alleges that Alexa often records and collects voiceprints for millions of children without the consent of the child or their parents.

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It was learned that one of the lawsuits was launched in federal court in Seattle on Tuesday, and the plaintiff was a 10-year-old girl from Massachusetts. On the same day, the California Superior Court in Los Angeles received a similar lawsuit, and the plaintiff was an 8-year-old boy.

“But Alexa does not do this,” the lawsuit claims. “At no point does Amazon warn unregistered users that it is creating persistent voice recordings of their Alexa interactions, let alone obtain their consent to do so.”

Via: Seattle times