Millions of people using Zoom in the US will be paid for privacy and security breaches. In the class action lawsuit filed in California since March 2020, in which 14 different files were combined, it was claimed that there was a security breach due to hackers, described as “Zoombombing”, infiltrating video conference meetings.
In the lawsuit, the social media platform was also accused of sharing personal data with the social networks Facebook, Google and LinkedIn without users’ consent.
Zoom agreed to pay $85 million to its users living in the US for privacy and security breaches in the lawsuit in question.
PAID AND FREE VERSION WILL PAY TO MEMBERS
According to court documents, those who subscribe to the paid version of Zoom are expected to pay an average of $ 34-35, and those who use the free version are expected to pay 11-12.
The settlement proposed in the case must be approved by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh. The hearing on the deal is expected to be held in San Jose on October 21.
“WE WELCOME TO CONTINUE INNOVATION”
In the statement made by Zoom, it was stated that improvements were made due to the security vulnerability and said, “We are proud of the improvements we have made on our platform. We look forward to continuing to innovate by prioritizing privacy and security.” The company did not admit that it was at fault under the agreement.