Zoom is being sued for allegedly handing over data to Facebook
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- A Zoom customer is suing the video-call company, claiming that its sharing of data to Facebook constitutes a violation of user privacy.
- Usage of Zoom has spiked as white-collar workers under lockdown switch from meetings to video calls, but it's also under growing scrutiny for its privacy and security.
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"Upon installing or upon each opening of the Zoom App, Zoom collects the personal information of its users and discloses, without adequate notice or authorization, this personal information to third parties, including Facebook, Inc. ("Facebook"), invading the privacy of millions of users," the suit alleges.Zoom was not immediately available for comment about the lawsuit when contacted by Business Insider.
Zoom is also under scrutiny more generally for its privacy and cybersecurity practices, which experts told Business Insider have historically been questionable.
During the recent surge in usage, Zoom has also struggled with trolls dropping into calls and sharing graphic or upsetting images, otherwise known as "Zoom bombing."
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