Daily Herald: Suburban Illinois police deals with Amazon's Ring doorbells raise privacy concerns

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Suburban police tout the crime-fighting benefits of striking deals for access to video from Amazon's Ring doorbell cameras.

However, several critics including a prominent civil-rights organization, are raising concerns about privacy and about law enforcement helping a private company build a surveillance network.

In just under a year, Ring, with its associated Neighbors app, has gained relationships with at least 90 police departments in Illinois.

Many clustered in the suburbs, according to a company map.

Aurora was the first Illinois department to link with Ring in September 2018, and Palatine, Schaumburg, Barrington and Libertyville are among this year's newcomers

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