Zoom will no longer allow Chinese government requests to impact users outside mainland China
Eric Yuan, CEO, Zoom Video Communications
Video-calling service Zoom said Thursday it will not comply with requests from the Chinese government to suspend hosts or block people from meetings if those people are not located in mainland China.
It’s Zoom’s latest reaction to pressure amid a surge of popularity this year as the coronavirus sent people home from school and work. First, Zoom faced concerns about security and privacy as issues like lewd interruptions to meetings and security vulnerabilities became apparent, and the company took steps to address them.
Earlier this month, U.S.-based civil-rights group Humanitarian China, founded by protest participant Zhou Fengsuo, said that the organization’s Zoom account was shut down following an event commemorating the 1989 protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, which the Chinese government forbids citizens from observing. On Wednesday, Zoom acknowledged it had shut …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]