Wexler Wallace has recently filed a class action lawsuit against Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (Zoom) over its disclosure of personal consumer and business online user information to Facebook, and possibly other third parties. If you believe that your privacy has been compromised by using Zoom’s suite of video conferencing programs, contact us today to discuss your potential Zoom privacy lawsuit claim.
With the recent Coronavirus pandemic, more consumers and companies have turned to video conferencing solutions to stay safely connected and keep business operating. Zoom has quickly emerged as one of the most popular options.
Zoom’s explosive recent success, with an over 150% stock price increase in the last two months, may have come at the expense of their customers’ data security. Zoom is accused of failing to properly safeguard the personal information of the increasing millions of users of its video conferencing platform by providing unauthorized third parties with personal user information via a data transfer.
This data transfer occurs when a Zoom user installs, opens or closes the popular Zoom iOS video conferencing application The information disclosed to Facebook (and maybe others) reportedly includes: (1) identification of the user’s device and model; (2) the time zone and city the user is connecting from; (3) the user’s phone carrier; and (4) a unique advertiser identifier created by the user’s device that companies can use to target adverting to the user.
Consumers are not meaningfully informed of these facts, and specifically that Facebook receives the data. As the complaint alleges, even information on non-Facebook users is sent to Facebook through Zoom’s video conferencing application.
If you have used Zoom’s video conferencing programs, your privacy may have been violated. Contact Wexler Wallace to discuss your options with one of our Zoom privacy lawsuit attorneys.