Uber drivers used customer data to stalk

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Uber drivers used customer data to stalkWard Spangenberg, a former information security specialist at Uber, has claimed in court that staff at the online taxi firm are using its vehicle-tracking technology to flout data protection and consumer privacy obligations by leaking information on the movements of politicians, celebrities, ex-lovers and employees. He also accuses Uber of destroying data that could have been relevant to court proceedings.

Uber denies any wrong-doing, maintaining that it has now updated its technical controls to limit employee access to customer data, and that Spangenberg’s allegations are out of date and prompted by him being fired by the company. Still though… that’s a pretty terrifying allegation.

Read more at http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/former-uber-employee-reveals-drivers-used-tracking-technology-stalk-celebrities-politicians-1596263