The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington D.C has forwarded several concerns with Uber’s new policy to FTC for investigation.
Moreover, the Uber app will ask its users’ for access to their address book. Upon permission, the app will enter into the address books to use the names and contact information, explains the USA Today.
Uber has denied a comment on the complaint.
Earlier, on May 28, Katherine Tassi, who is Managing Counsel of Data Privacy at Uber Technologies, had said:
In a statement to Techfrag, Molly Spaeth, an Uber spokeswoman repudiated the allegations of unfair privacy practices.
“There is no basis for this complaint. We care deeply about the privacy of our riders and driver-partners and have significantly streamlined our privacy statements in order to improve readability and transparency. These updated statements don’t reflect a shift in our practices, they more clearly lay out the data we collect today and how it is used to provide or improve our services,” she wrote.