Friday, May 3, 2019

California Weighs Limiting Smart Speaker 'Eavesdropping'

California is weighing whether to ban smart speakers from storing customer voice recordings by default. 

The Anti-Eavesdropping Act moving through California's state legislature would require all smart speaker vendors, including Amazon and Google, to get explicit written consent from customers before voice queries are stored.

The same legislation also seeks to ban smart speaker vendors from sharing voice-recording data with a third party, unless the customer has opted into it. more