Notes from the Electronic Cottage 12/23/21: Class Action Lawsuit Against Zoom

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Perhaps you didn’t notice but there was a recent announcement about a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit against Zoom, the videoconferencing company that a whole lot of people have been using in Covid times. What!?! Who sued Zoom – and why? Here’s the story plus how, if you used Zoom, you might be part of the lawsuit settlement.

Here are the links mentioned today:

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. Privacy Litigation


5 open source alternatives to Zoom

About the host:
Jim Campbell has a longstanding interest in the intersection of digital technology, law, and public policy and how they affect our daily lives in our increasingly digital world. He has banged around non-commercial radio for decades and, in the little known facts department (that should probably stay that way), he was one of the readers voicing Richard Nixon’s words when NPR broadcast the entire transcript of the Watergate tapes. Like several other current WERU volunteers, he was at the station’s sign-on party on May 1, 1988 and has been a volunteer ever since doing an early stint as a Morning Maine host, and later producing WERU program series including Northern Lights, Conversations on Science and Society, Sound Portrait of the Artist, Selections from the Camden Conference, others that will probably come to him after this is is posted, and, of course, Notes from the Electronic Cottage.