Amazon Faces Heat For Giving Police Access To Ring Videos

By Allison Grande (July 13, 2022, 10:41 PM EDT) — Amazon’s Ring unit has turned over video recordings to law enforcement without a warrant or users’ permission nearly a dozen times so far this year, the company disclosed in response to privacy and government surveillance concerns raised by a Democratic senator. 

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., last month pressed Amazon to detail how its home security brand Ring protects privacy rights. The senator expressed particular concern with the home security firm’s Neighbors Public Safety Service, through which police agencies may request local Ring users’ recordings to aid law enforcement efforts, and asked Amazon for more information about how audio and video recordings are stored…

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