Amazon handed over Ring doorbell footage without permission 11 times in last year

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Amazon has admitted to handing over ring doorbell recordings to law enforcement without permission eleven times in the last year. The multinational technology giant has a policy in place that states it will not share footage or audio recordings without the permission of the owner unless a judge has granted a search warrant. 

While your Amazon ring doorbell could land you in trouble with the law over infringing on neighbors' privacy rights, they have also managed to capture some pretty epic moments such as a tree being struck by lighting. However, it looks like Amazon has been a little lawless too as US Senator ED Markey discovered that in the last year, Amazon has shared ring doorbell footage with law enforcement without the permission of the doorbell owner.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.