Zoom agrees to settle lawsuit for ‘zoombombing’

“The privacy and security of our users are Zoom’s top priorities, and we take seriously the trust our users place in us,” the company said in a statement. “We are proud of the advancements we have made on our platform and look forward to continuing to innovate with privacy and security at the forefront.”

By agreeing to settle the case, the company denied any wrongdoing.

In the spring of 2020, 14 collective complaints were filed against the company by Zoombombing, a phenomenon widely discussed in the first weeks of quarantine that often involved pornography and racist language. This included, for example, posting messages from white supremacists during a webinar on anti-Semitism.

In May, the US District Court for the Northern District of California consolidated the numerous complaints into a single class action lawsuit.

The lawsuit also claimed that Zoom shared users’ personal data with third-party services such as Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn and that it falsely told users that its service provided end-to-end encryption, a security measure it aims to prevent. let outsiders eavesdrop. about online communications.

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