Amazon's Ring Partners with 200 Police Departments, Report Says
According to an email obtained by Motherboard via public record request, Amazon is striking up partnerships with law enforcement agencies all across the United States. During an April Ring webinar, Waynesboro, VA Chief of Police transcribed notes that he then emailed to himself. At the time, he wrote that 200 law enforcement agencies were using Ring’s service, though that number may have changed over these last 3 months.
The notes vaguely described how the partnership between the police district and Ring would work: officers could request access to footage via Ring’s platform sans-warrant. Rest assured however, police would still need to obtain consent from Ring customers before accessing any type of footage.
Ring eased privacy concerns by reiterating the need for consent in a statement: