Florian Schaub, a privacy researcher at the University of Michigan, said businesses are not always transparent about what they´re doing with users´ data. "We have to rely on Amazon doing the right thing," he said, "rather than being confident the data can´t be misused."
Nov 19 (Reuters) - As a Virginia lawmaker, Ibraheem Samirah has studied internet privacy issues and debated how to regulate tech firms´ collection of personal data.
Still, he was stunned to learn the full details of the information Amazon.com Inc has collected on him.
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The office has used the rules to open parallel investigations into Google's terms and conditions for data processing and the Google News Showcase, Book Store
as well as tech giants Facebook and Amazon. (Writing by Rachel More Editing by Madeline Chambers and David Goodman)
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The company gathers a vast array of information on its U.S. customers, and it started making that data available to all upon request early last year, after trying and failing to defeat a 2018 California measure requiring such disclosures.
Amazon collects data on consumers through its Alexa voice assistant, its e-commerce marketplace, Kindle e-readers, Audible audiobooks, its video and music platforms, home-security cameras and fitness trackers.
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The only way for customers to delete much of this personal data is to close their account, Amazon said.
The company said it retains some information, such as purchase history, after account closure to comply with legal obligations.
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