In another article from the ICO’s working from home hub, they offer some guidance on using video conferencing and ways to protect privacy and data protection. They key points are:
- Check the privacy and software settings
- Be aware of phishing scams on video
- Check your organisation’s policy on video conferencing software
- Make sure the software is up to date
- Is this the right tool for the job?
They expand on these points in a blog which is available at https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2020/04/video-conferencing-what-to-watch-out-for/
By the way, on the subject of Zoom (other video conferencing applications are of course available!) I am still surprised that some people are have not tightened security in their settings or are not using breakout rooms, the waiting room, and the range of facilities to allow screen sharing and remote control by people other than the host. If you would like to know more about any of these, please just contact me.