Zoom will pay $ 85 million to its users due to data security concerns
Zoom users have filed a class acti
on lawsuit against the service in federal court in San Jose, California. The court sided with them and agreed that the company had indeed violated state privacy law, Bloomberg writes.
Zoom allegedly shared information about its users with Facebook without warning them about it. In addition, the service failed to protect video communications from hacker attacks and misled people about the encryption technologies it used.
In total, Zoom will pay its users $ 85 million: $ 25 for paid account holders and $ 15 for people who do not qualify for class action. In addition, the company was obliged to improve the data protection system of its users.
This is not the first such scandal associated with Zoom, a service that has become popular during the pandemic due to the increased demand for convenient group video calls. A year ago, for example, thousands of recordings of Zoom users’ video conversations and data from hundreds of thousands of compromised platform accounts were leaked onto the network.