Amazon’s Alexa

LOS ANGELES – A federal court in California declined to dismiss a class action alleging Amazon violated the California Invasion of Privacy Act when its Alexa device recorded consumer’s conversations without their consent. 

The court granted Amazon’s motion to compel arbitration regarding background recording when the plaintiff’s family was intentionally using the device, but denied the motion to compel arbitration on the issue of whether Alex surreptitiously recorded conversations without prompting.

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