Data on millions of Uber users given to agencies

  • 13/04/2016
Data on millions of Uber users given to agencies

Uber Technologies has released its first ever transparency report detailing the information requested by US law enforcement agencies and regulators.

The ride-sharing company said that between July and December 2015 it had provided information on more than 12 million riders and drivers to various US regulators, and on 469 users to state and federal law agencies.

The privately held company, valued at more than $86 billion, said the agencies requested information on trips, trip requests, pickup and dropoff areas, fares, vehicles, and drivers.

Uber said it received 415 requests from law enforcement agencies, the majority of which came from state governments, and that it was able to provide data in nearly 85 percent of the cases.

A large number of the law enforcement requests were related to fraud investigations or the use of stolen credit cards, according to the report.

Uber said it had not received any national security letters or orders under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance act.

The company has not disclosed such requests for information from other countries.