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U.S. FTC recommended lawsuit against Amazon over privacy breaches at Ring – the Information

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Nov 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recommended submitting a lawsuit against Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) over privacy and knowledge safety breaches in the e-commerce big’s house safety unit, Ring, earlier this yr, the Information reported on Monday.

FTC Chair Lina Khan, nonetheless, moved to droop the advice following settlement negotiations with Amazon, in keeping with the report that cites individuals aware of the matter.

Amazon and FTC didn’t instantly reply to Reuters’ requests for remark.

Khan, an antitrust researcher targeted on Big Tech’s immense market energy has been a vocal Amazon critic.

The FTC is at the moment probing Amazon as a part of a collection of ongoing investigations into Big Tech. It can also be probing the firm’s deliberate buy of U.S. film studio MGM.

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Reporting by Eva Mathews in Bengaluru;
Editing by Vinay Dwivedi

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