Zoom Sued for Allegedly Illegally Sharing Personal Data
by Arthur F. Beaugeard
Forbes magazine, as well as Ad Adage, have reported that Zoom, a previously beloved household name, is being sued by one of its users for illegally sharing their data to third parties on March 31st.
So far in 2020, Zoom has gained an additional 2 million users, a figure higher than the number of users the popular video-conferencing platform gained during all of 2019. With many schools and businesses being moved online during these turbulent times, the software has exploded in popularity.
Is Zoom another company who is unfairly profiting off of people’s desperation, like groups that hoard and price gouge masks and hand sanitizer? Is there really any other pragmatic option for millions of people to turn to? And will the lawsuit make any difference?
O’Flaherty, Kate. “Are Zoom Chats Private? Here’s Why You Should Think Before Opening The App.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 31 Mar. 2020, www.forbes.com/sites/kateoflahertyuk/2020/03/31/are-your-zoom-chats-private-heres-why-you-should-think-before-opening-the-app/#657b52019791.
“Zoom Sued for Allegedly Illegally Disclosing Personal Data.” Ad Age, 31 Mar. 2020, adage.com/article/digital/zoom-sued-allegedly-illegally-disclosing-personal-data/2247166.