Zoom settles for $85 million (71.6 million euros) in a lawsuit that was filed because the privacy of users would be at stake because personal data was shared with Facebook, Google and LinkedIn.

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Unauthorized persons were also able to break into Zoom meetings, which is called 'zoom bombing'.

The case was conducted in the United States.

It was a so-called class action, to which potential victims could join.

It is not known how many there were in the end.

If the settlement is approved by the California judge, people who joined the case could get 15 percent of their subscription back.

That equates to amounts between 15 and 25 dollars.

While Zoom settles, the company does not admit any mistakes.

It does, however, promise to improve its security.

"The privacy and security of our users are top priorities for Zoom," a spokesperson told



"We take the trust people have in us very seriously."

Zoom has been regularly criticized for its security in the past. In 2020, the use of Zoom was banned by multiple school organizations in the US due to zoom bombing. Unauthorized people who barged into conversations then shared their screens to show racist or pornographic images.