Zoom Privacy Legality

Posted on: April 13, 2020
Zoom Privacy Legality / Civil Trial Attorneys / Orlando Oviedo Winter Springs Altamonte Longwood Lake Mary Sanford Lawyers / Beers and Gordon P.A.When schools went digital in Central Florida and around the country last month, many teachers and families scrambled to figure out the best way to maintain regular contact with students and colleagues. Among the most popular applications that gained attention, and mass usage, was Zoom, a program now used by at least 200 million members for video conferences. But after a rush to set up accounts, several users have filed three class action lawsuits that allege blame on Zoom for violating privacy laws and absent consent.

The first alleges that Zoom has failed to properly safeguard its users’ personal information. The second focuses on Zoom’s alleged disclosure of users’ personal information without consent. The third claims that Zoom unlawfully shared personal information with Facebook Inc. and also failed to provide adequate security to avoid breaches…

For our children, the first of the gravest concern, particularly with underage kids getting set up with email accounts and subsequent Zoom accounts that could, in theory, be used for continued marketing, geared toward children under the age of 13, a direct challenge to the COPPA and CIPA laws of the late 1990s, designed to protect the privacy of public school kids.

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