In the future it should be possible to switch off the storage of voice recordings from the assistant Alexa and the echo devices.
Expansion of data protection
Amazon would like to expand the data protection options and leave the user the possibility of the decision.
The new data protection settings of the voice assistant allow the user to decide for himself whether the voice commands should be saved. If the user decides against this, the individual voice commands are deleted immediately after execution.
According to Amazon, the first time the data protection option is activated, all old voice commands are also deleted from the system at the same time.
Privacy so far
Until now, voice recordings were stored for 30 days or had to be deleted manually before. The voice commands had to be deleted individually or after the respective devices. It was also possible to set a deletion rhythm, which then automatically deleted the recordings every three or 18 months. These functions are still...