September 27, 2023

Zoom Video Communications agreed to pay $85 million in a preliminary lawsuit settlement. The deal is in response to a class action lawsuit over users’ concerns over the company allegedly having shared personal data with Facebook, Google and LinkedIn as well as instances of “zoombombing,” when an unwanted hacker joins a call.

The company has agreed to more than a dozen major changes to its practices, designed to improve meeting security, bolster privacy disclosures, and safeguard consumer data, include “in-meeting notifications to make it easier for users to understand who can see, save, and share Zoom users’ information” and “alerting users when a meeting host or another participant uses a third-party application during a meeting.”

The privacy and security of our users are top priorities for Zoom, and we take seriously the trust our users place in us.We are proud of the advancements we have made to our platform, and look forward to continuing to innovate with privacy and security at the forefront.

Zoom statement

Zoom collected approximately $1.3 billion in subscriptions from the class action participants who paid for a subscription, according to settlement documents.

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