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A new lawsuit accuses Amazon of violating child privacy laws in at least eight states, according to a report from the Seattle Times.
The lawsuit claims Amazon recorded audio from millions of children without obtaining proper consent from their parents.
The suit is asking the court to force Amazon to delete all recordings of underage users and prevent future recordings unless the user grants consent.
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Amazon’s Alexa smart home devices have sparked a new lawsuit that alleges the company recorded audio from millions of children without first getting proper consent from their parents. According to the Seattle Times, a new lawsuit filed in the city’s federal court accuses Amazon of violating privacy laws in eight different states that require all parties to consent to a voice recording, regardless of age.

Alexa-powered devices regularly record audio when activated with a wake word, which is “Alexa” by default. Earlier this year Bloomberg found that Amazon employees listen to these recordings and occasionally annotate an “extremely small sample” of them for training purposes. Bloomberg reported that members of the Amazon team that listens to these recordings can …read more

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