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Zoom to pay $85 million for privacy miscues at start of pandemic

Zoom Lawsuit Settlement
Posted at 2:05 PM, Aug 03, 2021

Zoom has agreed to pay $85 million to settle a lawsuit alleging its videoconferencing service’s weak privacy controls opened too many peepholes into its users’ personal information.

The lawsuit also accused the company of making it too easy to disrupt users’ meetings during the early stages of the pandemic.

The proposed deal disclosed in federal court documents filed Saturday still requires a judge's approval.

Millions of people in the U.S. could get a slice of the settlement.

The payment amounts are expected to average $34 or $35 for those who subscribed to Zoom's paid version and $11 or $12 for the overwhelming majority who used the free version.