Nevertheless, approximately two weeks later, the company started offering American developers the opportunity to also collect data on people without their consent. Only time will tell if that opportunity will still be available now that Amazon must pay 30M+ to settle with the FTC.
Amazon to pay over $30 million in FTC settlements over Ring, Alexa privacy violations
Amazon's Ring doorbell unit will pay $5.8 million to settle with the FTC over privacy violations.
Amazon will also pay $25 million to settle a separate privacy suit over Alexa.
Amazon will pay the Federal Trade Commission more than $30 million to settle allegations of privacy lapses in its Alexa and Ring divisions, according to filings on Wednesday.
The agency filed a lawsuit alleging Amazon's Ring doorbell unit violated a portion of the FTC Act that prohibits unfair or deceptive business practices, which Amazon settled by agreeing to pay $5.8 million.