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Law professionals banned from working at home near Alexa devices

One of Ireland’s largest law firms has banned staff from working from home in rooms with smart speaker systems, following concerns about leaks

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
23rd February, 2020
As an increasing number of staff are remote-working, a top-five firm has warned staff not to do so near internet-connected speakers and voice-activated devices

Staff at one of Ireland’s top law firms have been banned from working in the same room as Alexa and other smart speaker systems over concerns about information leaks.

As an increasing number of staff are remote-working, the top-five firm has introduced a new rule about the use of internet-connected speakers and voice-activated devices such as those sold by Apple, Amazon and Google.

Concerns were raised last summer when it emerged that third...

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