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Amazon sued for recording children via Alexa

Posted by Keith Langer | Jun 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

For those of you who sacrificed fundamental privacy for a little convenience:
 
According to an article in the 6/13/19 The Hill, your children are being recorded:
 
"Two lawsuits against Amazon claim that the company's Alexa voice assistant illegally records kids without parental consent.
 
The federal lawsuits, both of which were filed on Tuesday and seek class action status, allege that Alexa-enabled devices, such as the Echo and Echo Dot, violate laws in nine states — California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Washington — by storing recordings of children, according to court documents.
 
One suit was filed in Seattle, while the other was filed in Los Angeles. The plaintiffs are a 10-year-old who lives in Massachusetts and an 8-year who lives in California, respectively.
 
Read about the lawsuits here:
 
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/448415-lawsuits-against-amazon-claim-alexa-illegally-records-kids-without-consent

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Keith Langer

Keith G. Langer, Attorney at Law SERVING NORFOLK COUNTY, MA, AND SURROUNDING AREAS Solo practitioner concentrating in civil litigation, collections, family law and administrative law, particularly firearms licensing.Professional Qualifications: One of the longest-serving member of the Firear...

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