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Uber Fights L.A. on Scooter Data, Claims Government Surveillance



L.A. Wants to Know Where Scooter Commuters Are Going. Uber Says That’s Government Surveillance

LOS ANGELES (Los Angeles Magazine) — Angelenos used to zipping around the city on Uber’s fleet of electric scooters and bicycles may soon have to find alternative means of transportation (or, er, a different brand of scooter or bike) as Los Angeles and the company fail to come to terms on a data-sharing dispute that has been raging for months.

The city has temporarily suspended Uber’s permit to rent the commuter-friendly rides, a move that will go into effect Friday unless Uber’s subsidiary company, Jump, appeals the decision, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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The transport giant and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation are facing off over regulations in L.A.’s one-year pilot program, which dictates that Uber must share renters’ user-data with the city in real time, including where trips start, end, and how long they […]

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