Zoom To Pay $85 Million In Lawsuit Over User Privacy

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Zoom has agreed to pay $85 million in a class-action lawsuit after the platform was accused of lying when it offered end-to-end encryption for its services while providing user data to Facebook and Google without permission.

The $85 million settlement applies to all categories of users who are free and paid, and each user will benefit from $15 to $25.

Arstechnica reports that the proposal was filed on Saturday at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

In addition to the payments, the settlement statement revealed that Zoom has “agreed to over a dozen major changes to its practices, designed to improve meeting security, bolster privacy disclosures, and safeguard consumer data.”

With the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom’s revenue went from $622.7 million to $2.7 billion in just 12 months. The company is expected to provide further results as hybrid and remote work stay in place.

For more information, read the original story in 9to5Mac.

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