Amazon to pay $30.8m to settle FTC privacy claims

Includes a $25m settlement arising from allegations that brand’s Alexa-powered speakers collected information about children under the age of 13 without parental consent

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO Inc. agreed to pay $30.8 million (€28.1 million) to resolve two cases brought by the Federal Trade Commission related to privacy lapses by its smart devices.

In one case, the FTC alleged that Amazon didn’t take steps to protect the privacy of users of its Ring video doorbell. The company will pay $5.8 million to settle the complaint filed in federal court in Washington, DC.

In the second case, filed in Washington state federal ...