A group of 19 privacy and consumer advocacy organizations alleges Amazon’s Echo Dot Kids Edition’s collection of voice recordings and identifying information violates the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, The Washington Post reports. The complaint states the online portal for the device does not have an effective system to obtain parental consent, adding that Amazon holds onto the voice recordings longer than necessary. Amazon Spokeswoman Kinley Pearsall said the device is compliant with COPPA. Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood Executive Director Josh Golin said the complaint highlights the need for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to enforce the children’s privacy law. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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