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Amazon Admits Not All Alexa Voice Data Gets Deleted

Amazon EchoAmazon has admitted that even when people delete their Alexa voice assistant audio files, Amazon doesn’t always delete the stored data.

The admission was outlined in a letter to Sen. Chris Coons and published today. It was in response to a request from Coons, who questioned how long the company holds onto voice recordings and transcripts from interactions with its Echo devices.

Amazon says some of those transcripts or information gleaned from the transcripts are indeed not removed, both because the company has to scrub the data from various parts of its global data storage systems and because, in some cases, Amazon chooses to hold on to the data without telling the user.

Read more at The Verge.