Zoom sued for allegedly sharing personal information with Facebook

by Jordyn Pair · Apr 1st, 2020 9:25 am

Zoom is facing increased scrutiny and a lawsuit in California for allegedly giving users' personal information to Facebook without fully informing customers.

The teleconferencing company reported customers' personal information such as what device someone used, the device's model, and the device's unique advertising identifier to Facebook when a user logged on for a conference call, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.

"The unique advertising identifier allows companies to target the user with advertisements," the lawsuit says. "This information is sent to Facebook by Zoom regardless of whether the user has an account with Facebook."

CEO Eric Yuan said company officials "were made aware" of the data sharing last week.

"Our customers' privacy is incredibly important to us, and therefore we decided to remove the Facebook SDK in our [Apple-based] client and have reconfigured the feature so that users will still be able to log in with Facebook via their browser," Yuan said in a blog post.


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