πŸ“‘ We read the privacy policies of Skype, Meet, and Webex: 10 ways videoconferencing systems can better protect privacy for customers

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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 β€œmistakes” 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.

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