You Are Now Safer from Zoombombings; Zoom Agrees to Enhance Privacy and Data Security Practices

  • New York AG Letitia James reached an agreement with videoconferencing company Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (“Zoom”) to provide enhanced privacy and security protections for Zoom’s 300 million users.
  • As previously reported, AG James sent a letter to Zoom seeking information regarding the security measures Zoom had put in place to handle surging traffic and expressing concerns about the increased activity of hackers on Zoom’s platform.
  • Under the terms of the letter agreement, among other things, Zoom will conduct risk assessments and software code reviews to identify vulnerabilities, enhance encryption protocols, enable privacy controls for free accounts, cease sharing user data with Facebook by disabling users’ ability to log into Zoom from Facebook, and disable its LinkedIn Navigator feature, which shares profiles of users even for users that want to stay anonymous.