Use of Webex : CEC guidance

OTCC has decided to use Webex. This is because of guidance against the use of Zoom. This was received today, from the Governance team at the City of Edinburgh Council. The guidance reads as follows:

“Due to a number of security issues, concerns have been raised about the appropriateness of using free Zoom software for online, in particular internal, Council meetings. As a result Zoom has been blocked on all Council machines. This decision has been taken due to the confidential nature of internal meetings and to secure sensitive information about service users and vulnerable citizens.

Whilst these security issues won’t be of concern for CCs you should consider whether using Zoom will mean that a Council Officer or Councillor is unable to attend your meeting. Can I recommend that if you are planning on using Zoom that you get in touch with ward councillors and check they are still able to attend. I would hope that many will be able to do so using personal devices but alternative software may need to be used if this is not the case.”

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