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 May 3, 2019  Posted by  Business, Laws, U.S.

Somehow I can’t see this bill passing, but then, it’s California, so maybe? Levi  Sumagaysay reports:

A bill making its way through the California Legislature would prohibit makers of smart home speakers from saving or storing recordings without users’ explicit consent.

The Anti-Eavesdropping Act, which cleared its first committee Wednesday, would also ban smart speaker device manufacturers from sharing with third parties recordings of verbal commands or requests heard by the devices. Under the bill, Amazon, Google, Apple and other makers of smart speakers may store recordings only when consumers give their permission in writing.

Read more on Mercury News, via Joe Cadillic.

Related:
House Bill 1395:
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB1395

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