Class action lawsuit against Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (Zoom) over its disclosure of personal consumer and business online user information to Facebook, and possibly other third parties.

 

This data transfer occurs when a Zoom user installs, opens or closes the popular Zoom iOS video conferencing application  The information disclosed to Facebook (and maybe others) reportedly includes: (1) identification of the user’s device and model; (2) the time zone and city the user is connecting from; (3) the user’s phone carrier; and (4) a unique advertiser identifier created by the user’s device that companies can use to target adverting to the user.

 

Consumers are not meaningfully informed of these facts, and specifically that Facebook receives the data.   As the complaint alleges, even information on non-Facebook users is sent to Facebook through the Zoom’s video conferencing application

 

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USA: The Federal Communications Commission MANDATES THAT PHONE COMPANIES IMPLEMENT CALLER ID AUTHENTICATION TO COMBAT SPOOFED ROBOCALLS:

 

These rules will further the FCC’s efforts to protect consumers against malicious caller ID “spoofing,” which is often used during robocall scam campaigns to trick consumers into answering their phones. STIR/SHAKEN enables phone companies to verify that the caller ID information transmitted with a call matches the caller’s phone number.

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