Amazon reveals that Alexa recordings and transcripts are not deleted

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware) sent Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos a list of questions regarding how Amazon handles recordings from its home assistant, Alexa, in May. The response to those questions revealed that Amazon holds on to all recordings and transcripts, until and unless a customer specifically deletes them. The news follows reports from earlier this year that Amazon was paying human reviewers to listen to and transcribe Alexa recordings with the aim of improving their algorithm.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://tenta.com/blog/post/2019/07/amazon-alexa-recordings