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Amazon’s law enforcement data requests heighten smart home concerns

  • Amazon received a record number of information requests from US law enforcement for user data.
  • This increase could reinforce privacy-minded consumers’ aversion to smart home devices.
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Amazon received a record number of information requests from US law enforcement in the first half of 2020. The 3,105 requests—the bulk of which came in the form of subpoenas, though there were also search warrants and other court orders—represented a 24% increase relative to requests from the first half of 2019, and a 38% increase relative to requests from the first half of 2017.

US law enforcement information requests to Amazon

Amazon received a record number of information requests from US law enforcement for user data.

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Amazon discloses the law enforcement requests for the sake of transparency, and the

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