Reuters reports encryption messaging app Confide faces a privacy class-action because it allegedly does not meet its own promises to maintain the confidentiality of users' messages. Confide, which is said to be used by White House officials, cannot assure users of the "unequivocal confidentiality" it advertises because messages can be captured by a screen shot and do not self-destruct after being read. Plaintiff Jeremy Auman said he paid a subscription to the company because it promised "message ephemerality and screenshot protection." Edelson Attorney Christopher Dore said, "We're dealing with an environment where people are very concerned about the security and confidentiality of their communications ... What people are paying for is not what they are getting." Editor's Note: Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, reported on Edelson and privacy litigation at this week's Global Privacy Summit in Washington.
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