Alexa, Siri, and proposals for regulatory solutions to protect consumer privacy

“By listening to and recording users’ voices, voice assistants gather large amounts of personal data that technology companies can share with third parties. Technology experts expect the voice assistant market to continue growing, but there are few federal regulations that apply to voice-activated technology. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has provided recommendations to help consumers protect their privacy from voice assistants, but some experts argue that agencies should strengthen regulatory oversight over this developing technology, ” write Elizabeth Yin, Mary Moynihan, and Alexandra Walsh at the Regulatory Review. And they collect, here, scholarship discussing voice assistants and proposing regulatory solutions to protect consumer privacy.

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