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Zoom Beefs Up Lobbying as Privacy Concerns Accompany Growth (1)

May 6, 2020, 6:54 PMUpdated: May 6, 2020, 9:24 PM

Zoom Video Communications Inc. has hired Josh Kallmer away from a major tech industry group to serve as its first lobbyist, as the company faces scrutiny over its privacy practices.

Kallmer, who comes from the Information Technology Industry Council, was named Zoom’s head of global public policy and government relations, effective May 26. Kallmer’s hiring was announced at the same time it added to its board of directors former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, who said his goal was to help the company become “the world’s most secure video communications platform.”

Zoom has seen a rapid rise in popularity ...