Amazon Agrees to Pay $25 Million Fine to Settle Allegations Alexa Voice Assistant Violated Children’s Privacy Law

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Amazon Agrees to Pay $25 Million Fine to Settle Allegations Alexa Voice Assistant Violated Children’s Privacy Law
Short Title Create Event: Amazon Agrees to Pay $25 Million Fine to Settle Allegations Alexa Voice Assistant Violated Children’s Privacy Law
Location United States
Date 07/20/2023

Solove Harm Collection, Intrusion, Surveillance
Information Behavioral, Some personal info
Threat Actors Amazon

Individuals
Affected Children
High Risk Groups Children
Tangible Harms

Amazon agreed to pay a $25 million civil penalty as part of a settlement with the Justice Department and the FTC to resolve allegations the ecommerce giant’s Alexa voice assistant violated a U.S. children’s privacy law, the DOJ announced. Under the terms of the settlement, Amazon also is required to change its practices relating to the alleged violations and inform consumers of its practices.

Description

Amazon agreed to pay a civil penalty to resolve allegations the Alexa voice assistant violated the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (COPPA Rule).

Laws and Regulations

Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (2000)

Sources

https://variety.com/2023/digital/news/amazon-fine-alexa-settlement-doj-ftc-childrens-privacy-law-violation-1235675702/