‘Ring’ no longer allowing police to access camera footage

(WHTM) – “Ring” will no longer allow police to request and access doorbell camera footage.

The Amazon-owned app has long helped investigators solve crimes but the company says conversations about protection versus privacy led to the change.

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Fran Chardo, Dauphin County DA said, “I understand they want to protect privacy but this isn’t inside someone’s home, it’s outside you don’t know where the bad guy has run – there’s not always an ability to articulate probable cause and this isn’t an area where someone has a reasonable expectation of privacy, it’s on the street.”

The DA says if someone wants to share their ring footage with police they can.

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