Amazon settles FTC's Ring and Alexa privacy lawsuits for $31 million

Amazon settles two privacy cases with the FTC for just under $31 million

The cases involve violations of children's privacy with Alexa smart speakers and exposing Ring smart doorbell user videos to employees

Ring allowed unrestricted access to user videos, leading to claims of voyeurism and peeping toms

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Amazon allegedly kept children's Alexa voice recordings and geolocation data, deceiving parents about data deletion practices

The company will pay $5.8 million for the Ring case and $25 million for the Alexa issues, pending judge approval

The FTC's actions are part of an ongoing effort to bring landmark privacy cases and establish precedent in the tech industry