Amazon to Pay $31m After FTC Security and Privacy Allegations

Amazon will settle claims made against Alexa and its Ring home security service by paying the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) almost $31 million.

The greater of the two civil fines ($25 million) will resolve allegations that Amazon violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (COPPA Rule) and misled Alexa users about the manner in which their data was deleted.

Amazon “prominently and repeatedly” promised its customers, including parents, that they could remove Alexa voice recordings and geolocation data, according to a complaint lodged by the Department of Justice (DoJ) on behalf of the FTC read more Amazon to Pay $31m After FTC Security and Privacy Allegations.

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