Videoconferencing Security & Privacy Frequently Asked Questions

Does U-M have a specific agreement with Zoom?

Yes. U-M has a separate agreement with Zoom, and other videoconferencing providers. Among other things, these agreements specify that the vendors may not sell or rent U-M data; are required to secure and protect it; and may only collect and use information for the purposes of running and improving the services they provide on the university’s behalf.

It's not just about the agreement. It is important that you use the services securely and follow best practices to secure your meetings.

Can I ensure that only U-M users can access my Zoom Meetings?

Yes. We particularly recommend this setting for use in classes and U-M only meetings.

To restrict your meeting to authenticated members of the U-M community only, see instructions at

How can I stop people from Zoombombing my meeting?

Meeting hosts can take advantage of the tools within Zoom to limit access to and within their meetings.

Where do I find out what Zoom is doing around privacy and security?

Zoom's blog has a number of posts that describe the company's efforts to further improve privacy and security for Zoom services.