It became known that Zoom Video Communications Inc. agreed to pay about $ 85 million to settle claims in a class-action lawsuit by users who accused the service of failing to provide an adequate level of data confidentiality. Bloomberg writes about this with reference to the decision of the court of San Jose, California.
This is a class-action lawsuit, the authors of which accused Zoom of collecting user data and sharing it with Facebook. At the same time, the rules of the service do not say that Zoom can transfer user data to third parties. The statement also argued that the service could not protect private user video conferencing from hacker attacks.
The court granted the claim and ruled that Zoom will have to pay monetary compensation to users. According to reports, Zoom will pay $ 25 each to the class action participants who interacted with the service as part of a paid subscription. In addition, the service will pay out $ 15 to holders of free accounts. In total, the company will spend about $ 85 million to resolve the incident. The court also ordered Zoom to revise the current privacy rules in order to increase the level of data protection of platform users.