Zoom has released the following articles/updates:
- *** Newest Zoom client release removed Meeting ID from meeting bar, moved invite button to Participants, disabled third-party file transfers and clickable links in meeting chat, and added a Security icon to centralize in-meeting security controls.
- There’s been a lot of noise in the media recently around Zoom privacy and security. We appreciate the questions we have been getting, and want to address some of these questions and assure you that Zoom remains the same company you know and trust:
Why the additional concern?
Our founder and CEO, Eric Yuan, goes into far greater detail in this letter to our customers, but much of this additional scrutiny is because our platform was built primarily for businesses like yours – organizations with full IT support. Thousands of enterprises have completed in-depth security reviews of our application, network, and data layers and confidently selected Zoom as their vendor of choice. Update to the 90 day plan can be found here.
However, in these unprecedented times, we’ve seen a much broader set of users who are utilizing our product in a myriad of unexpected ways. These are mostly consumer use cases and users. These use cases have uncovered a handful of new issues that have been picked up and widely documented by the media in recent days.
How We’ve Addressed Privacy & Security Concerns
We’ve documented our response to the three that are generating the most interest and questions from our customers.
- Last month, VICE published an article raising concern that Zoom was sending user data to Facebook. Zoom has never sold any data or sent personal data to Facebook. You can read more about our response in this blog post. VICE later published an updated article.
- Many outlets have also covered anonymous meeting attendees sharing in meetings without consent. Zoom has rich security controls to prevent this from happening, that we’ve documented in this blog post.
- Additionally, we’ve addressed recent concerns around the encryption of Zoom Meetings and Webinars. Rest assured that Zoom keeps all of your meeting information and data confidential and encrypted.
Transparency has always been a core part of our culture, and we welcome any additional questions or concerns you may have. Here are the additional security features that were just pushed out with our latest release.