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Zoom Settles Privacy Suit For $117M

Zoom has settled a very costly privacy class action lawsuit, to the tune of $117m.

The US suit alleged Zoom had shared the personal data of million of users with Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn, while falsely claiming the program offers end-to-end encryption.

Zoom denied wrongdoing, but agreed to boost its security practices, and give staff specialised training in privacy and data handling.

“The privacy and security of our users are top priorities for Zoom, and we take seriously the trust our users place in us,” a Zoom spokesperson said.

“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.”

The class-action suit was filed in March, 2020, in the Northern District of California. It is one of a number of privacy-based suits the company is facing.

 

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