Zoom and security
Is Zoom Safe?
Security and safety division at Uppsala University advices you to not use Zoom for confidential meetings/conversations.
Zoom, as many other services, are used by criminals to lure users to give them personal data, credit card information etc.
Keep your Zoom client updated. When you get a notice that there is an update, please install it. It is important for security reasons, and to access new functionality.
Sunet has feedback that there are and circulates questions / rumors about Zoom and personal data, etc.
Sunet's Zoom installation is completely separated from the public Zoom solution (Zoom cloud).
The public Zoom solution is the one often seen in the press, especially with questions about the use of personal data, credit cards etc. These are issues that we are not touched on by our separate installation.
In collaboration with NORDUnet, Sunet has produced a brief description and a short “FAQ” around our installation, please feel free to feedback if there are missing areas!
NORDUnet's FAQ can be found at:
A comprehensive description, including what data is handled where can be found at:
Sunet's page about the E-meeting service
(UU already have an agreement with Sunet for Zoom. You should not submit a new applicant.)
A meeting between 2 participants are encrypted all the way between the 2. A meeting with more than 2 participants need to pass a bridge server that distributes the meeting content to every participant. The communication between a participant and the bridge server is encrypted but within the bridge server the communication are decrypted. Technicians at Nodunet might be able to see that communication as it flyes by. All communication in and out to the Internet are encrypted.
|General Data Protection Regulation /DFS|
No meeting content is stored at the service provider. Recordings, saved text from chat, annotations etc is saved locally on the saving users computer. The meeting host decides who are allowed to record a meeting.
Name of person, account and mail address is saved by te supplier to be able to delviiver the service to our users.
If you have questions, please ask IT-servicedesk by phone 4400 or by email email@example.com