Brief: Uber Agrees to Protect Rider Data

Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to put a program in place to protect customer privacy.

by Boston Herald / August 16, 2017
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(TNS) -- Ride-hailing service Uber has agreed to protect data and audit use of rider information to settle a complaint from the federal government that it deceived customers. The Federal Trade Commission, in a complaint settled yesterday, alleged Uber failed to secure data about rider trips and neglected to monitor employee access to the information.

To settle the complaint, Uber agreed to stop misrepresenting how it monitors access to customer information and to stop misrepresenting how it secures the data, the FTC said. Uber Technologies Inc. also agreed to put a program in place to protect customer privacy. It also must do an audit every two years for the next two decades to make sure the privacy program remains in place.

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