Smart Speakers: A New Legal Frontier
Release Date: 06/11/2018
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Smart Speakers are taking the world by storm, but is that opening up new, legal cans of worms that we’re not prepared to deal with? What happens when your entire life is recorded from within the sanctity of your home? Do you have a reasonable expectation of privacy when your every word is recorded, transcribed and stored? Does this create a constitutional crisis?
Join us on the SoundGuys Podcast as we explore this phenomenon that is seemingly innocuous, but actually potentially sinister. Are you safe in your own home, once you invite Alexa in?
Full Transcript available at http://www.soundguys.com/podcast
Chris Thomas - @CThomasTech
Lily Katz - @KatzGame
Adam Molina - @AdamLukas17
Joined by special guest:
Adam Doud - @DeadTechnology
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