Zoom has unveiled new data privacy features in collaboration with SURF, a Dutch education and research organization, specifically designed for its European customers. These features include the ability for paid users to choose data storage within the European Economic Area (EEA) for webinars, meetings, and team chats. Additionally, Zoom has introduced a tool to simplify data subject access requests (DSAR).
The impact of the UK’s Online Privacy Bill and the EU’s possible restrictions on end-to-end encryption (E2EE) is uncertain. Zoom offers E2EE, but European governments want law enforcement to access plaintext, eliminating E2EE. If these measures become law, privacy becomes irrelevant.