Lawsuits Accuse Amazon of Using Alexa to Record Children Without Consent

Two lawsuits against Amazon claim that the company’s Alexa voice assistant illegally records kids without parental consent. The federal lawsuits, both of which seek class action status, allege that Alexa-enabled devices, such as the Echo and Echo Dot, violate laws in nine states — California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Washington — by storing recordings of children, according to court documents.