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Privacy Concerns Continue Around Police, Ring Doorbells

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Privacy Concerns Continue Around Police, Ring Doorbells

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Article:  Samantha Masunaga, Los Angeles Times

(TNS) — Once Ring doorbell owners give law enforcement access to video captured by their cameras, police can keep the video as long as they like and share it at their discretion, a Ring executive told a U.S. senator. […]

Law enforcement agencies can request access to user video through the company’s Neighbors portal, an extension of its social network app. They do not need to meet any “evidentiary standard” before requesting video, and if users do not want to share the video, they do not have to, Brian Huseman, Ring’s vice president of public policy, said in the letter to Markey’s office. […]

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