James's office sent Zoom a letter outlining privacy vulnerability concerns, and asking what steps, if any, the company has put in place to keep users safe, given the increased traffic on its network.

“Zoom bombings”, in which hackers enter chat rooms to drop racist language and violent threats, persist.

Zoom users have experienced a range of privacy violations, including: Private recordings of Zoom meetings, including some containing sensitive information, being easily found and exposed online.

Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. A Zoom spokesperson said the company takes user "privacy, security, and trust extremely seriously" and is willing provide the attorney general with the "requested information."

Zoom and privacy today. Here are the facts about user privacy as it relates to Zoom and your use of our services: We do not sell your personal data. ... Information commonly used to identify you, such as your name, user name, physical address, email address, phone numbers, and other similar identifiers.

Bio. Follow. This privacy flaw was also mentioned in the letter from James, which noted such privacy violations could be of particular concern as schools migrate to Zoom for class.

Zoom … For context, Zoom was … When you subscribe to ZoomInfo Community, you allow ZoomInfo to access certain Business Information stored by the application that your computer uses to manage your email and contacts, known as an "email client" (e.g., Microsoft Outlook) or stored by a provider of cloud services for email … Zoom’s incredibly functional, but ideally you’d use something else–at least until Zoom has had time to properly deal with its security and privacy issues.

But even Zoom itself is the first to admit that its rapid growth in user numbers has left many people using the platform without the security and privacy they need.

Google has banned its employees from downloading and using Zoom on their work computers over the videoconferencing service’s recent security and privacy woes.

Email. Zoom's privacy and security settings help reduce the possibility of unknown or unwelcome attendees joining, because if someone sneaks in, they could listen, capture screenshots, or disrupt the meeting … Cons: Zoom has had some glaring problems of privacy and security. Privacy is an extremely important topic, and we want you to know that at Zoom, we take it very seriously. Whether you are a business or a school or an individual user, we do not sell your data.