Amazon has agreed to pay a $25 million fine to settle allegations that it violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by collecting and storing voice recordings of children without their parents’ consent.

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a complaint against Amazon in May 2023, alleging that the company had collected voice recordings of children under 13 years old through its Alexa voice assistant service.

The complaint also alleged that Amazon had failed to delete these recordings in response to parents’ deletion requests.

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