On Saturday, Zoom responded to the notice issued by Supreme Court to Centre. There was a petition to ban the app.
Read the full statement:
“Zoom takes user privacy, security, and trust extremely seriously. We have been focused on enhancing our commitment to security and privacy under our 90-day plan announced April 1st. And have made significant progress.
Zoom is an American company listed on Nasdaq and for close to a decade. We have been helping some of the world’s largest financial services companies, leading telecommunications providers, government agencies, universities and others stay connected in a safe and secure manner. Many of these entities have done exhaustive security reviews of our user. Network and data center layers and confidently selected Zoom for complete deployment. And we actively engage with them[, as we are with the Indian Central Government,] to provide them with any information they need to make informed decisions.
In India, we’ve been proud to help businesses, government agencies, communities, school teachers. And other users stay connected during this challenging and unprecedented time.”
A Delhi resident Harsh Chugh had filed a petition. It claims that Zoom makes the users “vulnerable and prone to cyber threats.” The app is also data hoarding and cyber hoarding.
The plea said,
“Zoom is reported to have a bug that can be abused intentionally. To leak information of users to third parties. The app has falsely claiming calls are end-to-end encrypted when they are not,”. Also, claimed that Zoom had apologized publicly for “mistakenly routing traffic through China”.
Zoom became popular among people to communicate in the Covid-19 pandemic. Also, the platform has poor security and privacy. There was also Zoombombing. In it, a user enters a video conference and posts content that is not acceptable.
People are using the platform for Working from home. But recently, many other competitors have also come up. For instance, Messenger Rooms by Facebook and more. People have also shifted to other platforms. There were many privacy concerns for the app.