Tech That Prioritizes Privacy Runs the Show

By Iulia Popescu
Coordinator, Digital Content

When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, many countries ordered their citizens to stay at home, affecting interactions that require physical presence. Most turned to web-based video conferencing platforms to maintain their operations.

Although governments passed legislation and organizations provided guidance on conducting virtual meetings safely, it was apparent that a lot of the legacy video conferencing platforms had severe limitations, especially in terms of privacy issues.

“Zoom has been a rich target for cybercriminals and malicious actors,” said former FBI agent Brad Garrett.

Security issues such as the lack of end-to-end encryption and hijacking or “Zoom bombing,” revealed disparities in video conferencing solutions. However, startups can use this as an opening to incorporate better solutions for various video conferencing security needs.

Several legaltech startups have emerged to accelerate the digital transformation of the legal industry. And as schools pivoted to remote and hybrid learning, video conferencing platforms such as Class and InSpace started incorporating ID verification and end-to-end encryption in the education technology space. That way teachers can verify students and prevent meeting disruptions.

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Iulia Popescu
AVIXA, Coordinator, Digital Content

A University of Central Florida double-alum with a Master’s in Digital Media, Iulia Popescu is a content creator who loves bringing people together over shared interests.  As AVIXA's Coordinator of Digital Content, she produces articles on a myriad of technology topics. She has been working on virtual reality projects lately, transforming folk tales into VR narratives.