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Friday, November 19, 2021

Amazon.com Inc has amassed a vast amount of sensitive personal information on its customers. Internal documents reveal how a former aide to Joe Biden helped the tech giant build a lobbying juggernaut that has gutted legislation in two dozen states seeking to give consumers more control over their data.

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... In recent years, Amazon.com Inc has killed or undermined privacy protections in more than three dozen bills across 25 states, as the e-commerce giant amassed a lucrative trove of personal data on millions of American consumers.

Amazon executives and staffers detail these lobbying victories in confidential documents reviewed by Reuters.

In Virginia, the company boosted political donations tenfold over four years before persuading lawmakers this year to pass an industry-friendly privacy bill that Amazon itself drafted. In California, the company stifled proposed restrictions on the industry's collection and sharing of consumer voice recordings gathered by tech devices. And in its home state of Washington, Amazon won so many exemptions and amendments to a bill regulating biometric data, such as voice recordings or facial scans, that the resulting 2017 law had "little, if any" impact on its practices, according to an internal Amazon document. ...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-11-19 02:18 PM | Reply

Dumb. Amazon is evil. Why do so many just suck it up? I never buy Anything from them, ever.

#2 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-11-20 10:11 AM | Reply

Well, duh. Can you spell alexa?

#3 | Posted by jakester at 2021-11-21 09:28 PM | Reply

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