Uber to clean up act on data treatment

Firm pledges action on security, access controls

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By  Stephen McBride Published  February 1, 2015

Internet taxi company Uber has concluded a commissioned review on its use of passenger data, and on Friday pledged to act on all the recommendations in the report, Reuters reported.

Hogan Lovells, the law firm that conducted the study on Uber's behalf, said it found that appropriate measures and guidelines were in place to ensure data security and to ensure data was retained for an appropriate period.

However, the study also concluded there was room for improvement by the tightening of data access procedures; clearer statement of policies so that customers could understand them; and further employee training.

The report was commissioned in November following a series of reports on Uber's use of data, including an internal tool called "God Mode", which the company used to track passengers' movements, including those of a Buzzfeed journalist.

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