Lawsuits Claim Amazon's Alexa Voice Assistant Illegally Records Children Without Consent - Gizmodo

Lawsuits Claim Amazon's Alexa Voice Assistant Illegally Records Children Without Consent - Gizmodo

A pair of federal lawsuits against Amazon seeking class action status allege that the e-commerce giant’s Alexa voice assistant technology “routinely records and voiceprints millions of children without their consent or the consent of their parents,” breaking laws in nine states, the Seattle Times reported on Wednesday.

Per the Recorder, the two suits—filed on behalf of an eight year old child in California and a 10 year old child in Massachusetts—were filed by by Travis Lenkner of Chicago’s Keller Lenkner and L.A.-based law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Those complaints, filed to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington and Los Angeles Superior Court, seek damages under privacy laws in nine states: California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Washington.

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Published @ June 12, 2019

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