Alaina Lancaster, ALM Media: Lawsuits Target Zoom Over Facebook Data Transfers

Extract from Alaina Lancaster’s article “Lawsuits Target Zoom Over Facebook Data Transfers”

Zoom Video Communications Inc. has been hit with two privacy lawsuits in California after the company’s data protection procedures came under scrutiny once the platform transformed into a crucial tool for businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

Wexler Wallace filed the first class action complaint against Zoom on Monday, followed by Tycko & Zavareei Tuesday. Both lawsuits, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, cite a Motherboard report finding the iOS version of the videoconferencing app funnels user analytics to Facebook, a feature Zoom said it has since deleted in an update.

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