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Zoom faces Possible Ban due to Privacy Breach

Apparently, the popular and trending online video conferencing and socializing chat platform zoom has been facing more than a dozen security and privacy problems.

Recently a petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking a ban on the usage of Zooms video conferencing application by Indian citizens until formulation of an appropriate legislation, claiming the app breaches privacy.

The petition which was filed by Harsh Chugh, sought a ban on Zooms app claiming lack of Internet safety of the app and contended that the software application poses a threat to privacy of the individuals using it and also breaches cyber security. It also noted that the app does not have end-to-end encryption and is violating the Information Technology Act, 2000, and Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Interception, Monitoring and Decryption of Information) Rules, 2009.

Amidst these claims, The CEO of Zoom, Eric Yuan has already apologized publicly and accepted the app to be faulty in terms of providing a secure environment digitally which is against the norms of cyber security, the plea said.

 

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