Amazon asks Ring owners to respect privacy after court rules usage broke law
Amazon has urged owners of its Ring security cameras and doorbells – which come with a camera and microphone – to respect neighbours’ privacy after a court ruled their use broke data laws.
A neighbour complained about use of the devices, which can be remotely accessed by homeowners via an app. A judge at Oxford county court said the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulation had been breached and Woodard now faces a substantial fine. The court also upheld the claim that the devices contributed to harassment.