Published: Tue, January 14, 2020
Markets | By Otis Pena

Amazon Employees Leak Customer Data to Third-Party Agent (Again)

Amazon Employees Leak Customer Data to Third-Party Agent (Again)

Amazon has fired four employees because they followed the people through their home surveillance cameras Ring, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Корреспондент.net.

Seattle, Jan 11 (SocialNews.XYZ) Amazon has laid off several employees for sharing customers' data with third-party vendors, saying their action "violated its policies". About six months ago, there was a similar theft.

Following the launch of allegations of theft, a statement made by the Amazon side, users' e-mail addresses and phones outside the information was accepted to be leaked.

Amazon notified a group of customers this week that at least one employee shared the customers' email addresses and phone numbers "to a third-party in violation of our policies", according to the email seen by Business Insider.

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"The individuals responsible for this incident have been terminated, and we are supporting law enforcement in their prosecution", an Amazon spokesperson said in a statement. However, the company refrains from providing information on how many employees were involved in data theft or how many customers were affected. The company also sent an email to customers about the issue.

Amazon previous year acknowledged a similar incident, warning users that it exposed an unknown number of customer email addresses after a "technical error" on its portal.

Updated headline to clarify that an unknown number of employees were fired.

Not much is known about this particular incident. In late 2018, the company similarly admitted to exposing customer email addresses. Ring said it fired the employees for improperly viewing video footage from customer cameras.

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