Amazon Says Alexa’s Speech Is Protected by the First Amendment

Ashley Carman, reporting for The Verge:

Amazon has filed a motion to dismiss a search warrant for recordings from an Echo owned by a suspected murderer. Amazon argues that both its users’ requests to Alexa and the response the company produces are protected under the First Amendment. The company says it should only have to turn this data over if law enforcement meets a high burden of proof.

Good for them.

Thursday, 23 February 2017