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Amazon must give up Echo recordings in double murder case, judge rules

A New Hampshire judge has ordered Amazon to deliver Echo recordings connected to a double murder that occurred in the room in which the Echo was located. An Amazon spokesperson had stated that it would not provide any data “without a valid and binding legal demand properly served,” similar to another case in which Amazon stated that they do not “seek to obstruct any lawful investigation but rather seeks to protect the privacy rights of its customers when the government is seeking their data…especially when that data may include expressive content protected by the First Amendment.” Legality and constitutionality of such cases have yet to come under major tests, and these kinds of rulings will likely form the relevant case law until it is taken up by the relevant political bodies or higher courts. 

 

Source: Amazon must give up Echo recordings in double murder case, judge rules | Ars Technica

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