CEO of Identity Theft Countermeasures Group Tyler Wildman recently warned consumers and advised them to read the privacy policies and user agreements of of smart home devices before using them.
He said that the electronic attentiveness of devices such as Google Home, Google Home Mini, Amazon Alexa and Amazon Echo raises concerns on what and when it actually monitors. He added that even though the products come from reputable companies, they can still get hacked.
Wildman also pointed out that Google’s policy states that a user’s personal information may be provided to their affiliates or other businesses for processing, while Amazon may turn over such data to a legal entity to protect the company’s rights, property, or safety.
Source: First Coast News