Your Amazon Ring camera could land you in trouble with the law, after shock ruling

Woman pressing Ring doorbell
(Image credit: Amazon)

Doorbell cameras are increasingly popular among people worried about protecting themselves and their property. And yet a landmark court case suggests the biggest threat to your livelihood and financial security might be the devices themselves.

In Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, Jon Woodward was taken to court by a neighbor, Dr Mary Fairhurst, over a collection of CCTV cameras he had installed, including Amazon Ring doorbells. And he's now facing a potential fine of £100,000 (around $137,300 / AU$184,872) for invading her privacy. 

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Tom May

Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specializing in art, photography, design and travel. He has been editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. He has also worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, T3, Heat, Company and Bella.