Zoom Might Pay $85 Million Due to the Agreement
Shari Lynn Kramer / 08 Dec 2021
There was a multi-party action telling that Zoom had some issues with the security of confidential information. That’s why Zoom made an agreement that it would pay $85 million to its users. This amount isn’t static; it might change according to the number of people who will file a claim. Even though Zoom is going to pay users, it doesn’t agree with the accusation made by the lawsuit.
Not everyone who uses Zoom can get the payment according to the settlement. Two groups can file a claim. People who paid for the Zoom Meetings App subscription between March 30th, 2016, and July 30th, 2021 are in the first group. They may ask for the $25 payment or for 15% of the amount they paid, not including optional add-ons.
The second group of users is much bigger. If a person opened, registered, used, or just downloaded Zoom at the same period as the first group, they may ask for $15. Some accounts like government ones or “Enterprise-Level Account” are not included in this category. You should file the claim by March 5th, 2022. The agreement has a website, and you can find a form there. It has been confirmed by the court, but there will be a closing hearing on April 7th, 2022.
Zoom sent the message to the users’ emails that informed them about this settlement. However, if you didn’t receive any letter, you are still allowed to file a claim. You have to provide your account information there. In case you’re a subscriber, you should write your email address connected to Zoom. If you have an unregistered account, you need to indicate one date when you used or downloaded Zoom and the Meeting ID you attended.
The purpose of the settlement seems to be understandable. However, the details might change after the final court hearing and according to the number of people that file the claim. Do you think Zoom can solve confidential information issues with this settlement? Are you going to file the claim? Please, leave your comments and thoughts in the section below.