Jun 1, 2023

Amazon to pay $30m over Alexa and Ring privacy violations

Amazon is to pay $25 million to settle allegations that it violated children's privacy rights with its Alexa voice assistant. Amazon's doorbell camera unit Ring will also pay out after giving employees unrestricted access to customers' data. Ring will pay $5.8 million to authorities, according to a filing in federal court in the District of Columbia. The FTC said Ring - which Amazon bought in 2018 - allowed "Thousands of employees and contractors" to watch recordings of customers' private spaces. In its statement to the BBC, Amazon said: "While we disagree with the FTC's claims regarding both Alexa and Ring, and deny violating the law, these settlements put these matters behind us."

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