Two mothers have filed a class-action against Mattel claiming the company’s Hello Barbie doll “invades children’s privacy," reports Courthouse News Service. The doll uses speech recognition software to talk to kids and then stores the conversations in the cloud, the report states. Users must register the doll and create an account, at which point parents receive an e-mail stating recordings won’t be used for ads and any personal information collected in conversation will be deleted. The plaintiffs say the doll doesn’t comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in part because children across the country, friends of doll-owners, have been recorded without their parents’ permission.
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