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What Protections Are Zoom Users Entitled to?

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Zoom  (ZM) - Get Zoom Video Communications Inc. Report has quickly become a household name as the United States, and other countries around the world shutter in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. 

Back on April 6, Zoom was banned from New York City schools. 

New York City Department of Education banned the video conferencing service over privacy concerns.

Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza announced that security and privacy issues were behind the department's decision to ban the platform "as soon as possible," according to a memo first reported by Chalkbeat.

And, on April 9, U.S. senators have been advised not to use the platform. The Senate's sergeant at arms has warned members of the legislative chamber, urging them not to use the video conferencing service, the Financial Times reports, citing three people briefed on the advice and one who had seen it directly.

The message is not an outright ban but rather a warning that urged senators to find alternative videoconferencing platforms, the paper reported, citing the person who had read it directly.

So, with all of these headlines, one question stands: What protections do Zoom users have?

Rebecca Rose Woodland, litigator and legal analyst , joined TheStreet to weigh in.

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