Uber wants even more customer data – EPIC asks FTC to slam on the brakes

June 24, 2015

A leading privacy group has asked the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to put the brakes on Uber’s upcoming new privacy plan – a plan that sets the ride-hailing app maker up to collect even more customer data than it already does.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a 23-page complaint on Monday in which it notes that the new User Privacy Statement, set to go into effect on 15 July, says the company will try to collect location data on users even when the app is running in the background.

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