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Is Roomba Vacuuming Up Data on Your Home?

   

EisnerAmper Senior Audit Manager Dave Katz discusses iRobot’s Roomba automated vacuum collecting more than just dirt. There was a report that the robot vacuum would collect customer household data and offer it to technology companies to enhance internet of things devices. Dave tells us how and what type of information is being collected, potential data privacy and security issues, and iRobot’s response to consumer concerns. 


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Dave Plaskow: Hello, and welcome to EisnerAmper’s technology podcast series. With more than 500 technology clients, we’re always interested in the latest industry trends and developments, as well as any related business and accounting opportunities and challenges. Today we’re talking about Roomba’s automated vacuums collecting data on the layout of your home. I’m your host Dave Plaskow, and with us today is Dave Katz, Senior Audit Manager in EisnerAmper’s Technology and Life Sciences practice. Yep, it’s another edge-of-your-seat episode of the “Dave & Dave Show.” Dave, good to see you again.
Dave Katz: Thanks for having me Dave.


John Pennett has public accounting experience with a strong emphasis on life sciences companies. Member New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and New Jersey Technology Council and advisory board of eLabs.

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