Zoom, the video communications company has noted through its Chief Eric Yuan that it will release its first transparency report “later this year.’’
In a recent blog post highlighting the company’s U-turn efforts, the CEO note the firm has “made significant progress defining the structure and methodology for a transparency statement that provides info, related to requests Zoom receives for data, records and content.”
“We look forward to providing the fiscal [second quarter] data in our first report later this year,” he noted.
The company had earlier given a definite deadline of June 30th. However, the new date is vague as it does tell specifically when this new report will be issued.
The new announcement comes at a time when the company has had to take stringent measures regarding its security protocols following its increased global usage, necessitated by working from home, as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
Transparency statements give exceptional information into the total number of requests a company gets from the government for user data. Usually, the reports are not a must, however, they are crucial to understand government surveillance measures.