March 21, 2023

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Data protection | Zoom pays $ 85 million to avoid lawsuits

Data protection |  Zoom pays $ 85 million to avoid lawsuits

(New York) Group on Sunday agreed to pay $ 85 million to US online video conferencing platform Zoom to resolve privacy lawsuits.

Although the video conferencing application has grown significantly during the “Kovid-19 epidemic”, Zoom claims to be providing an end-to-end encrypted service, according to the complaint documents.

But in March 2020, several plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit in federal court in California.

They stated that they “shared their customer data inappropriately and without their consent.”

In particular, they highlighted that Zoom shared their data with companies using third-party software such as Facebook, LinkedIn Navigator or Google.

The out-of-court settlement, which provides for $ 85 million in damages for the plaintiffs, is due to be approved by Federal Judge Lucy Co. in San Jose, California.

“Zoom has agreed to make a dozen major changes to its methods to strengthen the security of meetings (on its application), and the protection of private data,” the MoU said.

In an email to AFP, a Zoom spokesperson said: “Privacy and security of our customers are top priorities for Zoom, and we take seriously the trust that our customers place in us.”

“We are proud of the progress we have made on our platform and look forward to continuing innovations by putting privacy and security at the forefront,” the spokesman said.

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