Zoom’s privacy settlement over ‘Zoombombing’; and the EU’s salmon-cartel fight pops up in the US

13 Aug 2021 12:00 am

Duration: 21:03

Zoom’s offer to pay $85 million to settle privacy litigation over so-called Zoombomings — disruptive and often highly offensive messages that interrupted meetings — has eased litigation risks for the company, which failed to gain protection under the controversial US legal shield protecting websites. If approved by a US federal judge, Zoom subscribers will be eligible for refunds on their subscriptions — an unusual outcome, but one that the video-conferencing company is willing to embrace. Also on today’s podcast: the day the European Union walked into a US court. Why the European Commission is asking an American judge to limit the disclosure of documents in a class action against salmon companies suspected of cartel conduct.

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