Extract from Doug Austin’s article “Judge Says “Alexa, Please Testify in a Double Murder Case”: eDiscovery Trends”
The occurrence of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in criminal cases is becoming more and more frequent. Just last month, we covered a case where data from a Fitbit led to the arrest of a murder suspect (we covered another case like it last year as well). Now, an Amazon Echo may have key evidence in a double murder committed last year.
According to Time (Judge Says Amazon Must Hand Over Echo Recordings in Stabbing Case, written by George Steer), a judge in New Hampshire has requested that Amazon hand over audio recordings from an Echo device present in a house where two women were found dead.