Could your children’s toys be violating their privacy?

An international coalition of consumer watchdogs says Nuance Communications is violating the privacy of children who play with two toys that use the Burlington company’s speech-recognition software.

The toys, My Friend Cayla and i-Que Intelligent Robot, use Nuance software to answer questions posed by children. But in complaints they expect to file with federal regulators on Tuesday, the consumer groups allege that Nuance is saving recordings of those interactions with children for future use without providing adequate warning to parents, in violation of a 1998 federal law to protect the online privacy of minors.

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