This week a nonprofit group filed a complaint (PDF) with the Federal Trade Commission asking it to investigate Samsung for violating its customers’ privacy with its voice recording feature on its Samsung smart TVs.
“Samsung routinely intercepts and records the private communications of consumers in their homes,” the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) wrote. “Samsung’s attempts to disclaim its intrusive surveillance activities by means of a ‘privacy notice’ do not diminish the harm to American consumers.”
In an e-mail Samsung told Ars, “The claims made by EPIC are not correct and do not reflect the actual features of our Smart TV. Samsung takes consumer privacy very seriously and our products are designed with privacy in mind.”