Zoom Reaches Settlement with FTC Over Misleading Security Practices

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

The Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement with Zoom to resolve allegations that the company engaged in misleading security practices. The use of the videoconferencing platform skyrocketed during the pandemic, particularly in the healthcare and education sectors, which spotlighted its security risks.

The settlement requires Zoom to establish and implement a comprehensive security program and prohibits the vendor from misrepresenting its privacy and security, as well as other “detailed and specific relief to protect its user base.”

“The Commission’s complaint alleges that Zoom...

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