Ring Settles FTC Privacy Breach: $5.6M in Refunds, Ends Police Access to Doorbell Footage

April 27, 2024
Ring Settles FTC Privacy Breach: $5.6M in Refunds, Ends Police Access to Doorbell Footage
  • Ring, owned by Amazon, settles with the FTC and agrees to pay $5.6 million in refunds to customers affected by privacy breaches.

  • 117,044 customers with certain Ring devices during the breach will receive just under $50 each through PayPal.

  • The privacy breach involved unauthorized access to video content due to stolen credentials from other companies.

  • Ring will stop allowing police departments to request footage from users and has initiated a new privacy and security program.

  • This settlement follows Amazon's June 2023 agreement to pay over $30 million for privacy-related issues, per FTC suits.

  • Despite the privacy concerns and settlements, Amazon's stock has risen over 71% from the previous year.

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