Zoom was facing a lawsuit over alleged privacy and security issues, known as “Zoombombing,” and it is finally settled. If you are one of those who have used Zoom before July, then you might receive a refund. The company denied the allegations but it agreed to pay $85 million.
How to get a refund from Zoom?
There are two groups of individuals who are eligible to file a claim.
- If you’ve purchased a Zoom Meetings subscription between March 30, 2016, and July 30, 2021, then you are eligible to claim for $25. Or you can claim 15% of your subscription cost. Remember that optional add-ons are excluded. You will be granted with whichever payment is greater.
- If you “registered, used, opened, or downloaded the Zoom Meeting App” between March 30, 2016, and July 30, 2021, then you are eligible to claim for $15.
You are not eligible for a refund if you have only used Zoom with an “Enterprise-Level Account” or a government account.
Claim submissions must be made by March 5th, 2022.
On the settlement’s website, it is stated that: “Please note that such cash payment amounts may increase or decrease depending on how many people submit such claims.”
In August, Zoom has had agreed to pay $85 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the video conferencing giant of violating users’ privacy by sharing their data with third parties without permission and enabling incidents known as “Zoombombing.”