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originally posted by: alphabetaone
originally posted by: lordcomac
a reply to: soficrow
I would think they wouldn't be treated any differently than a cctv system.
The law treats audio recording very much differently than video captures.
Fighting Echo Warrant, Amazon Has Scant Law to Draw On
...But while previous digital privacy cases have centered on encryption or when authorities need a warrant, the Echo case touches on what restraints should be put in place when authorities have a warrant and the data is accessible. Some experts see the current law as ill-equipped to handle the technologies the public is rapidly adopting.
"What ought to be the standard of disclosure for captured data once we have all (or most) decided to introduce a permanent wiretap into our home?" said Yochai Benkler, a Harvard professor who studies technology and the law. "We are moving into a universe where we need to … revise Fourth Amendment doctrine to set high barriers for access to data captured by a ubiquitous surveillance device like the Echo."