Privacy policy Uber every two years examined after scandals

Privacy policy Uber every two years examined after scandals

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Uber should be in the next twenty years of its privacy policies every two years to examine in response to the recent scandals in which employees of the locations of customers are able to view.

The new decision arises from a settlement agreement between Uber and the Us regulator Federal Trade Commission (FTC), reports Recode. Also, the company must be a new, more detailed privacy statement preparation.

The FTC announced an investigation into the policy of Uber, after the so-called ‘God View’function in 2014 came to light. With that feature were employees of the taxi company the gps location of customers including name on a map, both during and after their Uber ride.

A biennial audit according to the FTC necessary because Uber between August 2015 and may 2016 is not soon enough occurred after reports about possible misuse of personal customer information. It would be Uber only access to the travel information of ‘key users,’ such as his own superiors in the holes.

Also the hack in which the names and license plates of 50,000 Uber drivers were stolen, is the reason for the FTC to the taxi company every two years to identify by an external supervisor.

“This case shows that even if you are a fast growing company, the consumer is not allowed to leave: you have promises about privacy and security compliance,” writes the FTC chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen in a statement.


The company admits, with the agreement with the settlement are not debt, but denies this too. The company says the measures are seen as a chance to work with the FTC to be able to check whether his privacy frameworks are sufficient.

Uber took at the end of 2014 itself measures to be taken against an employee that the function used to determine the location of a critical journalist.

As Uber’s privacy policy does not comply, it can expect large fines.

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