ICO issues joint statement to video conferencing companies

27/10/2021 | ICO

The ICO, along with five other data protection authorities in Australia, Canada, Gibraltar, Hong Kong SAR, China, and Switzerland, signed an open letter to video teleconferencing companies outlining their privacy concerns back in July 2020. Since then, the six DPAs have been engaged with four of the largest video conference providers: Microsoft, Google, Cisco and Zoom. Read the Final Observations report. Also of note, in conclusion, the joint approach was deemed an effective engagement in areas that "would benefit from open dialogue to help set out regulatory expectations, clarify understanding, identify good practice, and foster public trust in innovative technologies."

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