Advocacy group Access Now requests Zoom to release a transparency report

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March 19, 2020, 4:20 PM UTC

The group has published an open letter to Zoom, but the video conferencing group has not replied to a request for comment.

This piece states that publishing transparency report is a common practice among large tech companies including Google and Facebook. But, the video conferencing group hasn’t published a transparency report yet and possibly because it is a smaller company and holds less personal data.

The digital rights advocacy group has written an open letter to Zoom, arguing the video conferencing group should publish a transparency report. It would help people be informed about how the company handles and protects user data.

Along with policies and practices around data security, Access Now has requested to know the circumstances when user information was shared with government authorities. The article also highlights that the video calling company has not had the best record of security issues.   

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