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Secure your data in Zoom

In the media, Zoom has been accused of obtaining access to the users' private data and reselling this to third parties. However, through the Danish e-infrastructure Cooperation (DeiC), AU has an agreement with Zoom that contains all the data protection requirements that are generally expected of a European agreement. For this reason, you must not use the free version or purchase a licence for the standard version from the US website.

2020.04.06 | Nina Vestergaard Adolfsen

Which kind of data is stored?

Metadata on meetings, for example, name, email, username, institution, and similar information, is stored by Zoom for statistical purposes. In the agreement DeiC has made with Zoom, Zoom may not share this data with any parties outside the company or use this data for other purposes than statistics.

Is my Zoom meeting running via DeiC?

If you want to make sure that your meetings are running through the DeiC Zoom service, you must always set up sessions through either Blackboard, zoom.au.dk, or aarhusuniversity.zoom.us. If you have not set up your meetings through WAYF via these channels, you might not be using Zoom through DeiC’s services. All teaching activities must be created through Blackboard, so you are sure that your students are using the correct network.

If you have received an invitation to a meeting via a link or a meeting ID, you do not need to log in. In this case, in the video meeting client, you can click on the small (i) in the top-left corner and make sure that it is the correct URL (https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us), just as in the example below.


If you want to know more, visit the Danish DeiC website and read the FAQ on Zoom and security.

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