Zoom Video Communications Inc will launch a trial version of end-to-end encrypted video calls for free and paying users in July this year.
COVID-19 pandemic has amplified teleconferencing in businesses and companies thereby increasing the number of people who are using the Zoom Video calls to conduct their business meetings. Some institutions were outlawing the use of Zoom after a series of security failure, Zoom Video Communications Inc is, therefore, planning to launch the end-to-end encryption as an upgrade for video calls to protect users’ privacy.
With the increasing number of users, the end-to-end encryption upgrade is a great step in ensuring the privacy and protection of companies information and conversations. This welcome upgrade comes after Zoom hired the Facebook Inc former Chief Security Officer in April.
In the African context, most people are encountering problems with the skyrocketing of data tariffs, the internet failure caused by the upgrades from the internet service providers may also contribute to the interruption of conversations.
End-to-end encryption (E2EE) is a system of communication where only communicating users can read the messages. In principle, it prevents potential eavesdroppers including telecom providers, Internet providers, and even the provider of the communication service from being able to access the cryptographic keys needed to decrypt the conversation.