Video conferencing services are a critical part of how people are weathering the physical distancing required at this time, and people shouldn’t have to make a choice between social connections, or work, or their privacy. Consumers deserve to access these services without sacrificing the privacy or security of their data and conversations.
Bill Fitzgerald take a look at the policies of Skype, Google Meet and Webex. He uses the comparative policy analysis rubric to provide a list of recommendations. Some of the suggestions includes treating video calls like email in that they maybe recorded and create an account to access a one-time conference using a throwaway email address, or making strategic “mistakes” in the accuracy of the information you provide. What is interesting is that for many of the points of concern, the only answer is to not use the application.