The company Zoom Video Communications, which created the Zoom platform, will pay $ 85 million to settle a class-action lawsuit for violating user privacy in the United States, the New York Times reports.
The lawsuit was reportedly filed last spring. According to users, Zoom transferred their personal data to other Internet services, such as Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn. Also, it allowed cases of so-called “zoom bombing” when attackers “captured” other people’s video conferences and displayed offensive and pornographic materials on the screen.
The company also agreed to conduct training for employees to ensure confidentiality and processing user data. “Ensuring the security and privacy of our users is a priority for Zoom,” the company said in a statement, as cited by the newspaper.
Under the terms of the settlement, which has yet to be approved by a federal judge, Zoom subscribers can receive a refund of 15% of their primary subscription or compensation of $25 – whichever is greater.