In Arkansas, the year 2015 November 22nd, Collins Victor who fathered five kids was found dead in a boiling tub. He was strangled and sank. The man who owns the property where the body was found is finally arrested although the solid evidence tends to be missing. To help find a solution for the crime, the police looked to a near Amazon Echo.
There is no proof to show that the police were asking Alexa whether the device could provide them with a solution to the murder case at hand. The machine is believed to have gathered what the police were desperately looking forward to seeing and hearing. Once the Amazon Echo was connected in, it clearly has been collecting and recording every detail regarding the incident, but the Amazon is hiding all that from the public. The police are continuing to emphasize about the Amazon sharing the important information, and that is the first thing that the Amazon has ever agreed to this year in March.
Although there was a confession sent to retrieve the data which could help in giving evidence to solve the crime, the Amazon still resisted the law enforcement. That could have only been understood only by using business and perception of information privacy. Besides, the Echo was not created to be recording talks and actions so that Amazon might make use of to accuse some of its customers. Indeed it might turn out to a destruction of the trust between the customers and the Amazon. In that situation, the firm already surrendered and allowed the government to reach to the data.
Once again, there was a similar case that happened, and the world of tech was held in the grip. In December 2015, there was a gun shooting in San Bernardino. For the FBI to reach some crucial data from a particular attacker’s cell phone, they requested for a Court Order. However, Apple disagreed to that claiming that it was to their client’s best interest to keep his/her data confident. Apple assures its clients that their data is safe from access by the just any person and even the police. Eventually, the scene was finally ended by a third party who unlocked the cell phone. After the two scenarios, there has been answers needed for the responsibilities of the tech companies to its clients and the nature of the information privacy. People are now well informed of how crucial it is not to hold some data that might solve a case.