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Zoom Reaches $85M Settlement over User Privacy
Zoom to pay for breach of confidentiality contract.

Zoom Reaches $85M Settlement over User Privacy 

Zoom, a video conferencing app, has agreed to pay a total sum of $85 million in settlement.

This is as a result of alleged claims that Zoom lied about offering end-to-end encryption for its users and ended up giving out user’s data to Facebook, Google and LinkedIn without the consent of users, thereby letting hackers disrupt Zoom meetings in a practice called “Zoombombing”.

A settlement that has been finding on Saturday requires the approval of U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California.

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In addition to the agreement of $85 million settlement which will see customers receive a refund of 15% of their subscription. Zoom is agreeing to change the design to improve meeting security, bolster privacy disclosures, and safeguard consumer data.

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