wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

,

Zoom hires Iravati Damle to run government affairs for India

Zoom has hired Iravati Damle as director of government affairs in India. Damle announced the move on LinkedIn. She was previously with Uber in public policy roles in India for three years, and then joined the rideshare company’s US team as public policy manager for Central US, where she worked until May managing policy for the country’s Midwest. We have reached out to Zoom and Damle for comment on the appointment.

Damle will be reporting to Jonathan Kallmer, head of global public policy and government relations at the videoconferencing company. However, it seems that her role will be based out of India, as is common for policy-related roles. The service’s sharp growth following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a flurry of activity at the company, which recently announced that it would start beta-testing end-to-end encryption, something it was previously wary of promising.

Zoom has had a rough few months thanks to concerns surrounding the privacy of its service. In India in particular, the service has been the subject of government advisories advising against its use, and a Supreme Court case accusing it of being a risk to national security. Zoom also faces competition from Jio Platforms’ JioMeet service, which eerily resembles Zoom to the point of the company considering legal options against the Reliance-owned telco.

Also read

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Written By

I cover the digital content ecosystem and telecom for MediaNama.

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

Find out how people’s health data is understood to have value and who can benefit from that value.

News

The US and other countries' retreat from a laissez-faire approach to regulating markets presents India with a rare opportunity.

News

When news that Walmart would soon accept cryptocurrency turned out to be fake, it also became a teachable moment.

News

The DSCI's guidelines are patient-centric and act as a data privacy roadmap for healthcare service providers.

News

In this excerpt from the book, the authors focus on personal data and autocracies. One in particular – Russia.  Autocracies always prioritize information control...

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ