Florida State University’s agreement with Zoom was approved by Information Technology Services (ITS) and contains specific legal protections for the privacy and security of student information. FSU’s agreement with Zoom supersedes the company’s general terms of service, and it is not the same agreement as the free version.
Students should be aware that FSU’s contract provides the following protections:
- Zoom complies with all obligations of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
- Zoom complies with all obligations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
- Zoom’s storage and management of customer data meets the privacy and security standards set forth in the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 6801-6809 and its implementing regulations.
- Zoom does not sell student information to third parties.
Additionally, Information Technology Services and the Office of Distance Learning have prepared a list of recommendations for how to secure Zoom meetings and class sessions. Please follow these tips to help prevent future Zoom meetings from being hijacked.
We are committed to making Florida State University’s remote learning environment as effective and welcoming as possible.
If you have been part of a meeting that has been hijacked by malicious intent, please let us know by reporting the incident on report.fsu.edu.