Nov 052019
 November 5, 2019  Posted by  Business, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Sam Levin reports that Los Angeles has suspended Uber subsidiary Jump’s permit to rent electric scooters and bicycles because the corporation has been refusing to comply with the city’s rules on data sharing.

The LA suspension follows months of debate over a policy that requires the companies to provide data to the city on the trips each vehicle takes. The city argues that information helps it track the number of scooters and bikes in use and where they are being parked in an effort to address concerns about the electric vehicles clogging sidewalks and neighborhoods.

Uber and some privacy groups, however, have raised concerns about surveillance and have argued the tracking could allow for the misuse of personal data.

Read more on The Guardian.


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