Zoom wants to settle $85 million in a lawsuit in the United States. The class action was filed because Zoom claimed that it encrypted end-to-end video calls when they didn’t.
In the class action against Zoom, users demanded compensation for a company that lied about providing end-to-end encryption, passing data to Facebook and Google without permission, and security vulnerabilities that allowed people to break into Zoom meetings. Zoom has suggestion Submitted to court for settlement.
Against Ars Technica, Zoom gives in statment Don’t admit that the company was wrong by lying about end-to-end encryption. Zoom only says that “the security and privacy of users remains the highest priority”.
According to prosecutors, Zoom encrypted video calls, but did not include end-to-end encryption. The keys were generated by Zoom’s servers and not on the user’s device. Therefore, Zoom cannot talk about end-to-end encryption according to prosecutors.
If the settlement is accepted, Zoom users in the US will be able to claim damages. Both paid users and free users can get compensation. Free US users who used Zoom between March 30, 2016 and July 30, 2021 can get up to $15. Users who pay the fee can get 15 percent of the money they spent on Zoom subscriptions during this period.
Zoom has been offering end-to-end encryption since late last year. Initially, only paying customers were given access to end-to-end encryption of conversations. After much criticism, Zoom has decided to allow both paid and free users to access the service End-to-end encryption of their video calls.
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