On June 3, we spoke to Zoom's India head Sameer Raje about the company's privacy troubles; what it has been doing to reassure the government amidst security concerns raised by the Home Ministry and in the Supreme Court; India-specific challenges and plans; and how the company plans are with regard to the Data Protection Bill. An edited transcript of the interview follows. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35QZRdOtFnY MediaNama: We have seen a real growth of your service in the world and in India. Zoom recently acquired Keybase to implement end-to-end encryption for some customers. Why is it only being offered to enterprise customers and schools? Will you also offer it to Pro users who aren’t paying enough for an Enterprise tier? We did acquire Keybase for end-to-end encryption. But we need to understand what we mean by end-to-end encryption. That’s where everything hinges. Were Zoom meetings not encrypted to begin with? They were very well encrypted, and in one of the best possible formats in the world at that point of time. It was industry best at that time too probably. What we need to understand is Zoom is not a one-to-one video calling application. It’s a unified communication and collaboration platform. What that means is that in a communication platform you need to have various formats of communication or collaboration coming in. You need to have users from different formats, devices and applications to be permitted to come in. Before we acquired Keybase, we announced that we were going to go heavier with…
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