These days, you can’t seem to trust anyone with your data. Even though Amazon has good practices for your private data, they can’t keep track of all it’s employees.
Today, we learned that some Amazon Ring staff were fired for seeking access to customer data. While we don’t know much, it looks like Amazon is actually giving access to some video data. However, these staff were attempting to use the video outside of their job functions.
In a letter to to Democratic Senators, Brian Huseman said the following:
“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 only question is why is Amazon giving access to Ring Staff? Our only answer could be to alert authorities if a break-in is attempted. They could also be using the data to improve services. However, most people are used to companies watching them and collecting data.