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  1. The LSE Eden Centre and DTS acknowledge that there has been media coverage of concerns around personal data collected by Zoom.

  2. The LSE Eden Centre and DTS do not believe the risk to individuals through any data gathering by Zoom to outweigh the benefits of delivering flexible and responsive online learning using the platform. Our use of Zoom is a measure undertaken to deliver teaching during the coronavirus outbreak.

  3. Within its Privacy and GDPR policies, Zoom provides some assurances, as outlined below:

  4. The data Zoom collects about users in Europe and the UK is covered by GDPR, and to that degree users do have to explicitly provide consent for use of their data (which can be withdrawn at any time). Any complaints about use of data can be made to Zoom’s Data Protection Officer (Kari Zeni – see

  5. In relation to the above, Zoom's Privacy Policy states in relation to Privacy Shield (US-EU, US-Swiss and US-UK data protection adequacy framework): "Zoom is responsible for the processing of Personal Data it receives under the Privacy Shield Framework, and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. Zoom complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of Personal Data from the EU, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom including the onward transfer liability provisions.”

  6. See our Getting Started with Zoom Checklist if you would like guidance regarding Zoom-bombing


If you are going to record a session:

Remind participants the session will be recorded (if applicable) and that the recording maybe viewed by students/people who have not taken part in the session (if applicable).
If you do not let participants know about the recording and whether it will be posted online, you will not be able to use it for anything other than personal use.