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New Uber/Lyft data-sharing rules pass over privacy objections from NYC Public Advocate


“The last thing New Yorkers want is for our information to get into the hands of hackers, or worse — the Trump Administration,” said Public Advocate Letitia James.


A new regulation stipulating that ride data including the pickup, drop off and duration of passenger trips on services like Uber, Lyft and others be shared with the New York City government passed unanimously yesterday at the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) despite protest from Public Advocate Letitia James, as well as numerous leaders in the New York tech world.

The legislation is designed to ensure that drivers do not work too many hours. The data in question will be used to confirm that the hours the drivers report working add up correctly.

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