But the alarming reality is that countless products connected to the internet are sold without any information about how they handle and use personal data.
From thermostats and doorbells to oil diffusers and watches, more and more connected devices are now on the market and many of these connected products are manufactured and sold by questionable companies, often without even a website to back them up.
Amazon provides a massive platform for third-party sellers to bring products to the market. Currently Amazon gives many of these products the appearance of legitimacy — some have earned the label “Amazon’s Choice” or “#1 best seller.”
With customer trust on the line, Amazon should make this straightforward change — doing so would be a step toward reining in the rampant privacy and security vulnerabilities of so many consumer tech goods.
Thanks for taking action,
Ashley Boyd and the team at Mozilla