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California regulator, despite Uber privacy protests, ends confidentiality exception for ride-hailing companies

By Mike Swift
  • 12 Mar 2020 14:22
  • 12 Mar 2020 15:17
Over the protests of Uber Technologies, the California Public Utilities Commission voted today to make the annual reports of ride-hailing networks public by default, a change Uber said raises “troubling” and “monumental” privacy risks.
The CPUC voted 5-0 at a meeting in Sacramento to reverse a seven-year policy regarding “Transportation

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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