Video conferencing giant Zoom has previously said it will announce the number of government requests it has received by June 30,media reported. But the company said it had missed the target and did not give an exact new date for releasing the figures. The service came under heavy scrutiny after the new Crown virus pandemic, which sent hundreds of millions of people working at home, led to a surge in its user base and the exposure of security and privacy issues.
In a blog post on Wednesday reflecting the company’s turnaround efforts, Eric Yuan, Zoom’s chief executive, said the company had made “significant progress in defining the framework and methodology for transparency reports that will detail information related to data, records or content requests that Zoom receives.” He added: “We look forward to providing fiscal data in our first report later this year. “
Transparency reports provide a rare insight into the amount of user data requests or requests companies receive from governments. These reports are not mandatory, but are important for understanding the scale and scope of government surveillance.
Zoom said last month that it would release its first transparency report after it admitted to briefly suspending two US accounts and a Hong Kong activist’s Zoom account at the government’s request. The company said at the time that it “must comply with the applicable laws of the jurisdiction in which we operate.”
A spokesman for Zoom had no immediate comment.