Lawsuit Claims Zoom Illegally Shares Personal Data

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Zoom Lawsuit Over Personal Data Disclosure

A lawsuit has been filed against Zoom Video Communications, claiming the popular video-conferencing service is illegally disclosing personal information.

This Zoom lawsuit was filed in San Jose, California and alleges that company collects information when users install or open the Zoom application and shares it, without proper notice, to third parties including Facebook. According to the suit, Zoom’s privacy policy doesn’t explain to users that its app contains code that discloses information to Facebook and potentially other third parties, Bloomberg reports.

Zoom has been one of the most successful companies during the coronavirus outbreak as people work from home or use the video-conferencing software while practicing social distancing.

The lawsuit came after a report from the publication Motherboard which was first to reveal that Zoom’s IOS app was sharing data with Facebook, even if users didn’t have a Faveook account. Zoom said that it removed the code after that.

Lawsuit Details

The case is Cullen v. Zoom Video Communications, No. 20-cv-02155, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (San Jose).

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