Uber to Pay Fine over Tracking Rider Data
Uber has been fined $20,000 by the New York Attorney General's office and instructed to improve security.
It has also agreed to encrypt rider geo-location and adopt multi-factor authentication for any employee to access rider's personal information.
According to a USA Today report, Uber's executives had access to riders’ locations, without their permission, and that Uber displayed rider information in an aerial view, known internally as “God View.”
Uber also agreed to pay a $20,000 penalty to resolve concerns over the company's handling of a data breach that resulted in Uber driver names and driver license numbers being accessed by an unauthorized third party, the USA Today article said.
Uber said it is "pleased to have reached an agreement with the New York Attorney General that resolves these questions and makes clear our commitment to best practices that put out community first."