Amazon Moves to Shed Proposed Privacy Class Action Over Alexa

Oct. 19, 2021, 2:59 PM

A proposed class action accusing Amazon.com Inc.‘s Alexa of snooping on users should be dismissed because consumers consented to recordings during the registration process, the e-commerce giant is arguing in Washington federal court.

Customers consented to recording to provide, personalize, and improve the Alexa service, and the terms disclose that Amazon retains recordings, the company argued in a motion to dismiss filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Attorneys representing plaintiff Kaeli Garner and the proposed class didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Garner sued Amazon in June, accusing the Seattle-based ...

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