Amazon agrees to settle Alexa and Ring privacy violation lawsuits for $30 million

Posted on AllSides June 1st, 2023
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Amazon has agreed to pay over $30 million to settle two lawsuits filed against the retail giant, alleging privacy violations with its Alexa voice assistant and Ring doorbell camera.

On Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission voted to file charges against Amazon in two separate cases. Both cases could force the online retailer turned major tech company to delete some data acquired through internet connected devices like those powered by the Alexa voice assistant.

In the lawsuit regarding Alexa, the FTC alleges Amazon deceived users for years when it came to the voice assistant...

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