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Uber Settles With NY Attorney General Over God View Data Breach

Posted on January 6, 2016

NEW YORK -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is expected to announce Jan. 7 the settlement of his office’s 14-month investigation of Uber’s privacy practices and the company’s use of a “God View” tool to track riders.

The investigation, which began in November 2014, initially focused on Uber’s use of a real-time “aerial” tracking system called God View that used personal information to identify riders using the platform, including this reporter. 

BuzzFeedNews item here

New York Attorney General's Office press release here

Related Topics: data security, law enforcement, legal issues, New York, New York operators, regulatory enforcement, TNCs, Uber

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