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Daily Dashboard | Lawsuit argues Alexa's recordings of children's voices are unlawful without consent Related reading: Privacy in US Law Schools: An IAPP Westin Center Report


A lawsuit seeking class-action status in Seattle is alleging that the nonconsensual collection of children's voice recordings by Amazon's Alexa violates laws in at least eight states, The Seattle Times reports. The suit points to Amazon's permanent recording and storing of voices, regardless of consent, as the main point of contention. Allegations also suggest Amazon could inform unknowing parties of the recording and seek their approval or delete unconsented recordings, but the tech does not use either tactic. "Alexa routinely records and voiceprints millions of children without their consent or the consent of their parents," the plaintiffs said in their filed complaint. "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."
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