The agencies requested information on trip requests, trips, pickup and dropoff areas, vehicles, fares and drivers.

Uber releases transparency report says gave data on 12 mln riders to US law agencies
news Transparency Report Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 09:49

Ride-sharing company Uber Technologies on Tuesday came out with its first ever transparency report in which it has provided information on its riders as requested by US law enforcement agencies and regulators.

Between July and December 2015, the company said it had provided details of more than 12 million riders and drivers to various US regulators and on 469 users to state and federal law agencies.

The $60 billion company said the agencies requested information on trip requests, trips, pickup and dropoff areas, vehicles, fares and drivers.

Uber said it was able to provide data in almost 85 percent of the cases out of the 415 requests that it got from law enforcement agencies, mostly from state governments.

According to the report, the use of stolen credit cards and fraud investigations formed a large part of the law enforcement requests.

Uber said it had not received any orders under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and it has not revealed such information on requests from other countries.

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