Amazon to face potential class-action suit over children’s voiceprint collection

The U.S. federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refused Amazon’s request for arbitration and allowed the case to proceed. The 2019 suit alleges that the company captured and stored the voiceprints in violation of privacy laws in eight states. Lawyers for the plaintiffs claim Alexa illegally records kids without parental consent and are seeking monetary compensation for the as well as an injunction that requires Amazon to get consent before it records minors’ interactions with Alexa.