10-Year-Old Mass. Girl Sues Amazon, Saying Alexa Devices Record Without Consent - NECN

10-Year-Old Mass. Girl Sues Amazon, Saying Alexa Devices Record Without Consent

The suit claims Amazon's failure to obtain consent violates recording laws in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and six other states

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    10-Year-Old Mass. Girl Sues Amazon, Saying Alexa Devices Record Without Consent

    A lawsuit claims Amazon is violating laws in at least eight states, including Massachusetts and New Hampshire, by recording children without consent through Alexa devices.

    The Seattle Times reports the lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Seattle on behalf of a 10-year-old Massachusetts girl claims the voice-controlled virtual assistant devices permanently records millions of children without their consent or parents' consent.

    It claims the devices can identify individual voices and Amazon could ask for consent when a new person uses the device.

    The suit claims Amazon's failure to obtain consent violates recording laws in Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Washington.

    An Amazon spokesperson declined to comment.

    The Seattle suit is similar to another lawsuit filed the same day in a state court in Los Angeles on behalf of an 8-year-old boy.

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