Uber pro­hibits broad­cast­ing pas­sen­ger images

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - Business -

THE RIDE- hail­ing com­pany Uber in­sti­tuted a new guide­line pro­hibit­ing driv­ers from broad­cast­ing pas­sen­gers’ images amid pri­vacy con­cerns af­ter a St. Louis-area driver posted hun­dreds of videos. The new guide­line was put in place at the end of Septem­ber, an Uber spokesman said. It al­lows driv­ers to use video cam­eras, dash cam­eras and other record­ing de­vices for se­cu­rity pur­poses - but not to broad­cast them. Uber said the guide­line was in place when a Phoenix driver posted video from Oct. 29 of Ot­tawa Sen­a­tors play­ers in­sult­ing the team and an as­sis­tant coach. The play­ers apol­o­gized to their coach and said in a state­ment that their “pri­vate con­ver­sa­tion was recorded with­out our knowl­edge or con­sent.” Uber said the driver’s ac­cess was re­moved. Lyft has not changed or in­sti­tuted a new pol­icy, but re­quires driv­ers to fol­low lo­cal laws and reg­u­la­tions, “in­clud­ing with re­gard to the use of any record­ing de­vice,” a spokes­woman said. ST.

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