Security camera company Ring, which Amazon acquired in 2018, has agreed to a $5.8 million settlement after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accused it of privacy violations linked to its doorbell cameras.
In a May 31 statement, the FTC said Amazon agreed to settle out of court to avoid being charged by the federal government. The amount involved in the settlement will be used for consumer refunds, it also noted.
A separate report pointed out that the e-commerce giant would be shelling out a total of $30.8 million to settle with the FTC. The additional $25 million was in relation to its Alexa voice assistant storing children’s voices and location data, violating child privacy laws…