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Security Magazine: 4 steps to Securing Video Conferencing Platforms

By March 10, 2022No Comments
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Image SecurityMagazineDuring the past eighteen months, a consortium of six data protection and privacy authorities reviewed the security and privacy practices of the major video teleconferencing (VTC) platforms — Cisco, Google, Microsoft and Zoom.

The consortium included cybersecurity representatives from across the globe:

  • Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (Australia)
  • Office of the Privacy Commissioner (Canada)
  • Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (Gibraltar)
  • Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (Hong Kong)
  • Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (Switzerland)
  • Information Commissioner’s Office (United Kingdom)

These discussions began with an open letter issued in July 2020, continued with direct engagement between the consortium and VTC companies, and culminated in a set of joint observations issued by the international group in October 2021. The observations consist of learnings from the engagement process as well as a set of recommendations around three core issues — encryption, secondary use of data and data centers.

 

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