Zoom Video Communications reached a preliminary settlement on a user privacy lawsuit. Under the agreement, Zoom will pay $85 million and improve its privacy practices.
In April 2020, a class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleged that Zoom violated user privacy by sharing personal data with Facebook, LinkedIn and Google . The lawsuit also claimed that the platform allowed “Zoombombing” during Zoom meetings.( Zoombombing is a practice of hackers displaying inappropriate content such as pornography, during Zoom meetings).
Under the terms of the lawsuit settlement, subscribers would be entitled to 15% refunds on their subscriptions or $25, whichever is the bigger amount. Those who are ineligible to submit a subscription claims would be paid $15. Zoom has also agreed to implement security measures to protect users' privacy.
Zoom, however, has denied any wrongdoing as part of the settlement.