Ring camera employees caught spying on customers after multiple incidents

Four Ring employees were fired after the company found they had accessed customers footage without warrant.

The news came in a letter that Amazon’s vice president of public policy, Brian Huseman, wrote in response to a number of senators who wrote to Ring’s parent company to discuss safety concerns about the device in November 2019.

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“Over the last four years, Ring has received four complaints or inquiries regarding a team member’s access to Ring video data,” Huseman revealed in a response letter, dated Jan. 6. “Although each of the individuals involved in these incidents was authorized to view video data, the attempted access to that data exceeded what was necessary for their job functions.”

The letter went on to say that once it learned of the alleged conduct, it began an investigation and fired the individuals who were found to have violated company policy.

In addition, they have since taken “multiple actions” to limit the number of employees who are able to access customer videos.