san francisco Also granted without a court order or the consent of the user community Amazon with his smart doorbells of the police in Germany Access to data such as video recordings. In the United States privacy advocates had criticized the practice. When asked by the Handelsblatt, the company admitted that it would also hand over personal data to investigative authorities in Germany.
A AmazonSpokesman said the data would be released "if law enforcement can demonstrate an imminent threat and time is of the essence." However, urgent requests are rare. However, Amazon did not answer how often video recordings or other personal data had already been handed over to the police or other authorities in Germany.
The SPD digital politician Jens Zimmermann and Baden-Württemberg's data protection officer Stefan Brink expressed concern about the handling of personal data by the Amazon subsidiary Ring. Zimmermann said that as long as the manufacturer does not give its own statement on the lawful use of the product, "great concerns" are registered. "Above all, the longer storage and processing of the recordings without consent without cause should be critical."