Virtual assistants like the Amazon Echo are increasingly becoming an integral part of the family household in the US. But does the recording and storage of children’s voices contravene the US child privacy laws? Karen Turner at the Washington Post investigates.
Companies with virtual assistants, such as Amazon, could be fined millions of dollars for the collection of children’s data without explicit parental consent, The Guardian reported recently. Specifically, these AI devices store audio files of children’s voice commands, but don’t provide any information on how long these files are stored or how they are being used.