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Amazon Accused Of Keeping Kids’ Data

Amazon has been accused of storing data from children through its Echo Dot Kids devices.

The Wall Street Journal reports a complaint being filed by privacy and child-advocacy groups accuses the company of transcribing and storing conversations, viewing, and listening habits of young users.

The complainants claim doing so is a violation of the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act in the United States.

Four US senators have co-signed a letter asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate.

Amazon denies breaking any federal privacy laws and said its privacy policies are available on its website.

The complaint claims those privacy policies are “unclear and confusing”, not specifying what information is collected, how it’s used, and who it’s shared with.

Amazon’s privacy policy doesn’t cover third-party apps, which are called “skills” on the Dot Kids device.

Investigators examined the privacy policies of over 2,000 “skills” and found 85 per cent of them didn’t have any.

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