Amazon Fight Over Echo Data Ends as Defendant OKs Disclosure

Amazon dropped its fight against a subpoena issued in an Arkansas murder case after the defendant said he wouldn’t mind if the technology giant shared information that may have been gathered by an Amazon Echo smart speaker. James Andrew Bates has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Victor Collins, who was found dead in a hot tub at Bates’ home. In paperwork, Bates said Amazon could share the information and Amazon said it handed over material.

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