During this time, as the majority of the Global Workforce works from home, many people are using Zoom. While the video conferencing application is very popular, there have been privacy concerns. Some of the concerns are not unique to Zoom but are standard for any web conference/meeting app, such as the host’s ability to record the session, something that can also be done in Teams. However, other Zoom ‘features’ are a little “big brother-ish”, such as the attention tracking feature and the data collection mechanics. It is designDATA’s recommendation to create a separate account for Zoom when creating your login, instead of using your Facebook or Google credentials.
Here’s a recent report from Consumer Reports and a CNET Article on data privacy concerns with Zoom. If you don’t have a decent password protecting your meeting, don’t be surprised if you get trolls (or uninvited guests) joining in.
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