Many of the devices that we take for granted are microphone-enabled. This applies not only to familiar home technology like televisions, but also devices that we use for work, like voice-activated personal assistants.

A recent article explores the potential privacy concerns with microphone-enabled devices. Employers should ensure that any microphone-enabled devices in the workplace are not running afoul of any state or federal laws barring audio-recording without the consent of the individual being recorded, or recording employees in a context in which they would otherwise reasonably have an expectation of privacy.