When Amazon Echo records an alleged murder, the privacy debate opens again

Amazon Echo

A year ago there was a murder in Bentonville, Arkansas. The peculiarity of this event is that at the home in which there was had installed a number of smart devices, and including an Amazon Echo who police could help solve the case.

The security forces have requested access to Amazon to give them access to recordings that were made since that Amazon Echo at the time of the facts, but the company led by Jeff Bezos has refused, something that raises new doubts in this hyper was. Can authorities access such private data if necessary?

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