January 10, 2020
Amazon’s smart doorbell company Ring has admitted it fired four employees after they abused their ability to view customer video feeds.
Ring made the admission in a letter to five US senators, after they quizzed the tech firm on its security practices.
It revealed that, in the last four years, there had been four separate instances which resulted in termination.
Each individual had access to user video as part of their job role but was deemed to have ‘exceeded what was necessary for their job functions’.
It is unknown what footage the employees were viewing and what they were watching when judged to have overreached.
Ring says that as well as terminating those who violated company policy, it has also restricted how much access employees have to customer video feeds.
The letter reads: ‘In addition to taking swift action to investigate and take appropriate disciplinary action in each of these cases, Ring has taken multiple actions to limit such data access to a smaller number of team members.
This article was posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 at 5:07 am