Echo Dot with Clock Privacy Report

Privacy Rating
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While there haven’t been any issues with the Echo Dot with Clock specifically in terms of surveillance, some media outlets have reported that Amazon employees listen to Alexa recordings, and that’s true across all Echo devices. However, Amazon has several safeguards in place such as encryption, mandatory passwords, and two and multi-factor authentication, so the speaker is secure from hacking, just not inner-company surveillance.


In Transit Yes
At rest? Yes
All network communications and capabilities? Yes

Security Updates

Automatic, regular software/ firmware updates? Yes
Product available to use during updates? Yes


Mandatory password? Yes
Two-Factor authentication? Yes
Multi-Factor authentication? Yes

Vulnerability Management

Point of contact for reporting vulnerabilities?Submit a report

Bug bounty program? Yes

Privacy Policy

Specific to device? No
Readable? Yes
What data they log Name, address, email, country, nickname, telephone number, website, company, job title, credit card information, IP address, URL clickstream, browser information, operating system, toolbar service, cookies, web pages visited
What data they don’t log n/a
Can you delete your data? Yes
Third-party sharing policies Shares information with third parties.


Log camera device/ app footage No
Log microphone device/ app Yes
Location tracking device/ app No

Parental Controls

Are there parental controls? No

Company History

Any security breaches/ surveillance issues in past? Not the Echo Dot specifically, but other Alexa products
Did they do anything to fix it? n/a

Additional Security Features

Anything like privacy shutters, privacy zones, etc.? No