Lawsuit Claims Amazon’s Alexa Illegally Records Kids’ Voices
Two lawsuits, one filed in California, one in Washington state, claim Alexa is illegally recording the voices of children. The lawsuit states that the devices are breaking the law in at least eight states by recording the voices of children, without their consent or that of their parents, when the children use the smart speakers.
“Alexa routinely records and voiceprints millions of children without their consent or the consent of their parents,” states one complaint filed on behalf of a 10-year-old Massachusetts girl in Seattle federal court on Tuesday. And another, almost identical suit was filed the same day on behalf of an 8-year-old boy in California Superior Court.
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