Zoom settled the ‘zoomboming’ case
Users' privacy is a top priority, except it's not
Zoom is settling for $ 85 million in a lawsuit filed for users’ privacy being compromised by sharing personal data with Facebook, Google and LinkedIn. That’s what Reuters says. Also, unauthorized persons were able to break into Zoom meetings, which is called “zoombombing.”
The case has been investigated in the United States. It was a so-called class action, in which potential victims could join. How many there were in the end is not known.
If the settlement is approved by the California judge, people who joined the case can get 15 percent of their subscription back. That amounts to between 15 and 25 dollars.
Although Zoom arranges, the company does not acknowledge errors. However, it promises to improve its security.
“The privacy and security of our users are top priorities for Zoom,” a spokesperson told Reuters. “We take the trust that people have in us very seriously.”
Zoom has been criticized for its security on a number of occasions in the past. In 2020, the use of Zoom was banned by several schools in the US due to zoombombing. Unauthorized persons who entered conversations then shared their screens to show racist or pornographic images.