Uber to tweak privacy policy so it can better understand you and your friends

May 28, 2015

Uber Technologies is set to tweak its so it can access a rider’s location when the Uber app is running in the background. The change in policy will also allow it to send special offers to users’ friends and family.

Users will be in control in either case, and will be able to choose whether to share that data with the ride-hailing company, wrote Katherine Tassi, managing counsel of data privacy at Uber in a blog post Thursday.

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