If you’re a Zoom user, you may be entitled to a minimum payment of $15 for your troubles over the company’s security flaws that enabled the practice of “zoombombing.”
The payment amount comes after Zoom announced earlier this year that it had reached an $85 million settlement to settle privacy issues at the center of a class-action lawsuit.
Zoombombing emerged as a result of loose security protocols inside Zoom’s videoconferencing and collaboration app, which gained popularity as a work tool during the global pandemic. Zoom’s security practices at the time resulted in outsiders being able to hijack and intercept private video calls. Interruptions may include potentially obscene, racist, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material.
The company has since changed how Zoom operates to prevent zoombombing disruptions.
Even if you have never experienced zoombombing, you may still be entitled to compensation as part of the class-action settlement terms. If you registered, used, opened or downloaded the Zoom Meeting app in the period between March 30, 2016 and July 30, 2021, at a minimum, the Agreement will pay you $15 for the claim.
If you’re a paid user of the Zoom Meeting app, you may be eligible for a larger $25 payment. As per Zoom’s settlement agreement, paid users can submit a claim for a larger sum of either $25 or up to 15% of the subscription cost before tackling any optional features.
The bad news is that if you’re a government user or own an enterprise-level account, you’re excluded from making any claims.
If you qualify for that level of compensation, you can make a online claim, The claim form should be completed by March 5, 2022. According to ledge, The initial settlement has been approved by the court, but the final approval is subject to a final hearing scheduled for April 7, 2022.
Zoom has denied any wrongdoing as part of its settlement agreement.
As a result of the nuisance created by Zoombombing, the company has since made changes to the platform, including alerting users and hosts when connecting to third-party apps to participants, providing privacy training to users, and -To-end encryption fix. Techniques to make video calls more secure.