Alexa, who has access to my data?

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Alexa voice files disclosed: should Amazon have informed users?

Several GDPR requirements potentially infringed

Because of an error at Amazon.de, 1,700 Alexa voice recordings have been made accessible to an unauthorised third party. The group has made no comment as to whether or not Amazon.de actually notified the competent data protection authority of the breach within 72 hours. Moreover, Amazon.de did not inform the user concerned until four weeks after the breach had occurred.

That may have far-reaching consequences. Dr. Carlo Piltz explains which ones in his interview with the computer technology magazine c´t magazin.

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[January 2019]