Every Alexa command is sent directly to Amazon’s massive private server farm, creating an individual account for each customer which sits there unless it is deleted from your device. Does Alexa share the information it Receives? ● Alexa system is connected directly to Amazon’s massive private servers. ● Alexa shares user data with parent corporation, Amazon.com, Inc and may share personal identifying information with third parties such as: ○ Using third party search engines- personal information may be received. ○ Alexa segregates personal information into separate databases - which can only be accessed by a limited number of employees. ○ Third-party advertising- Amazon works with advertising companies to be sent directly through your browser. Information Amazon Collects from Echo: ● Toolbar information- including cookies and web browser searches. ● Internet Protocol (IP) addresses used to connect your computer to the internet. ● Email/username and password. ● Demographic information entered- age, gender, household income, zip code and country. Invasion of Privacy: December 2015: Bentonville, Arkansas : James Bates had two friends over to his home to watch football and drink. The men decided to get into Bates’ hot tub and supposedly went to bed at 1p.m. When Bates awoke the next morning, his friend Collins was floating face-down in the hot tub. The home owner had an Echo present, it had recorded demands and mic noise from that night which was willingly handed over to law enforcement as evidence. Amazon: The company argued against the data’s release, saying the Echo recordings were protected under the First Amendment. A court order allowed the release of the data due to consent from Bates, the defendant. This case depicts another legal battle over the use of technology-based evidence and privacy laws. What should the laws be? Three Essential Privacy Settings for your Amazon Echo: ● Turn of you Echo’s mic when not in use. ● Turn off voice purchasing/create pin code for purchases. ● Check your ‘Drop-In’ settings.
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- Fall '17
- Privacy law, privacy laws, Electronic Privacy Information, Amazon Echo