49% of Americans consider it unacceptable for companies to share smart speakers' audio recordings of their customers with law enforcement for criminal investigations


Recent study shows that Americans are wary of data from smart speakers being used in criminal investigations, the Pew Research Center reported. A recent study showed that 49% of Americans answered that it is unacceptable for smart speakers companies to share audio recordings of their customers with law enforcement in order to help with criminal investigations. Only 25% said it is acceptable. Aparently, this result contrasts with some other data use practices measured in the same survey. For example, 49% of US adults agreed that with government collection of data on all Americans to assess potential terrorist threats, while 31% said that is unacceptable.

Source: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/11/21/5-things-to-know-about-americans-and-their-smart-speakers/

Author: Brooke Auxier