A new executive is coming in to lead Amazon's Devices & Services division, which includes Alexa, Echo, Ring Video Doorbells, Fire TV, Fire tablets, Kindles, and other devices and "smart" home products. And we think he needs to make protecting people’s privacy a top priority.
That has to start with children’s privacy. Amazon has agreed to pay a $25 million USD fine to U.S. regulators for keeping Alexa recordings of children's voices and geolocation data indefinitely - in some cases even after parents had asked for them to be deleted. With smart home devices, e-readers, and tablets geared towards kids, Amazon's ability to mine children’s personal data is a big problem.
This is not acceptable, and we need to make sure we send a strong message to the new Amazon leadership: Children’s privacy needs to be protected in all Amazon devices.
Sign Mozilla’s petition now and tell Amazon's new executive to protect children’s privacy in Amazon devices.