ANYONE who owns a Google Nest doorbell has been warned that footage could be handed to authorities in emergency situations.
And they could even do it without a warrant.
The tech giant's own policies reveal that it "may provide information to a government agency" in extreme situations.
Such action would apply if they "reasonably believe" that doing so could prevent someone from dying or from suffering serious physical harm.
This could be in serious situations like bomb threats, school shootings, kidnappings, suicide prevention, and missing persons cases.
Nevertheless, the company says it believes it's "important" to reserve the right to do so.
The piece of law in question states content may be provided "if the provider, in good faith, believes that an emergency involving danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure without delay of communications relating to the emergency".
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But the spokesman said Google tries to give users notice when something like this occurs.
Other video doorbell makers, such as Arlo, Eufy and Wyze, have said they would never give video out without a warrant first.
Some devices, including Nest, offer end-to-end encryption.
For anyone concerned about their footage being obtained, switching end-to-end encryption on prevents pretty much anything from seeing your recordings.
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