Uber and Lyft confirm drivers can’t broadcast videos of passengers after a string of privacy incidents
Both Uber and Lyft have confirmed that they do not allow drivers to stream or publish videos of passengers.
In October, Uber took heat after a group of Ottawa Senators hockey players were recorded bad-mouthing a coach by an Uber driver.
In July, a driver in St. Louis was found to have streamed hundreds of rides on Twitch.
Recording and publishing videos of riders is against the rules for Uber and Lyft drivers, the companies have reaffirmed, after several high-profile incidents garnered headlines and privacy concerns in recent weeks.
The issue came to light once again at the end of October, after a video circulated of Ottawa Senators hockey players bad-mouthing an assistant coach for the organization. “If you actually do pay attention, he doesn’t ever teach you anything,” defenseman Chris Wideman said if the coach. Caught by a dashboard camera in Arizona, the video resulted in an uproar from the club, which urged a Canadian newspaper to take down the video saying it violated privacy laws.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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