ALEXA TO DELETE DATA OF KIDS’ VOICES (Penalty of USD 25 M)
US DISTRICT COURT (WASHINGTON) U.S.A vs AMAZON.COM, INC
Amazon has violated Federal Trade Commission Rules of child privacy law;
Amazon failed to delete users’ information upon requests by parents.
Deceived parents by keeping for years kids' voice and location data recorded by its popular Alexa voice assistant.
United States Code;
Federal Trade Commission Act;
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA);
Commission’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (“COPPA Rule”).
Amazon to pay 25M USD ($25,000,000) as a civil penalty.
Amazon will be required to delete voice transcripts and geolocation information.
The proposed order must be approved by federal court in order to come into effect.
Amazon to overhaul its data deletion practices;
Amazon to adopt stricter, more transparent privacy measures; and
To delete certain data collected by its internet-connected digital assistant, which people use for everything from checking the weather to playing games and queueing up.