FILE - This April 18, 2019, file photo shows a sign for Zoom Video Communications ahead of the company's Nasdaq IPO in New York. Federal regulators are requiring Zoom to strengthen its security in a proposed settlement of allegations that the video conferencing service misled users about its level of security for meetings. The settlement was announced Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, by the Federal Trade Commission. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Video-conferencing company, Zoom has agreed to pay $86m (£61.9m) settlement of a class action privacy lawsuit in the US.

The suit accused Zoom of invading the privacy of millions of users by sharing personal data with Facebook, Google and LinkedIn.

Also accusing the Video-conferencing app of misstating that it offers end-to-end encryption and failing to prevent hackers from “zoom bombing” sessions.

However, Zoom has denied any of the law claims, but has agreed to boost its security practices.

Zoom spokesman said, “The privacy and security of our users are top priorities for Zoom, and we take seriously the trust our users place in us.

“We are proud of the advancements we have made to our platform, and look forward to continuing to innovate with privacy and security at the forefront.”

The preliminary settlement which state that zoom will provide staff members specialized training in data handling and privacy, is however subject to approval by US District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California.


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