Video calling company, Zoom, has announced that it will not be enabling end-to-end encryption for free calls using the service. As a result, only professional customers will have their calls fully secured.
End-to-end encryption means that only the participants of a call have access to the call data. No third parties, not even the company itself, will have access to call data.
The company states better traceability of users as the reason for not enabling end-to-end encryption on free calls. Traceability is necessary because the platform is believed to be used for the live streaming of child pornography and other forms of abuse.
Not enabling end-to-end encryption on free calls allows law enforcement to better trace participants of calls deemed to be malicious.