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Uber Finally Concurred to Privacy Audits Proposal


Uberhas consented to 20 years of privacy and security audits to resolve federal allegations that it abused the customer's information that it pledged to keep secure.
 
The Federal Trade Commission (F.T.C) made known the resolution with Uber on Tuesday. Uber is a driving-sharing corporation. This announcement by F.T.C puts a final stop to an inquiry that started in 2014 when the business company brand pledged to boost its confidentiality and safety. Uber made this pledge when the general public began to complain that the staffs of Uber were watching the travel records of subscribers closely.
 
There are no monetary penalties imposed on Uber by this agreement. This is the second resolution Uber is reaching with F.T.C this year. Last January, Uber accepted to pay a fee of twenty million US dollars over allegations that it was deceptive to drivers by overstating their prospective earnings. The company has as well been under scrutiny by the Department of Justice on mistrust for trying to dodge law enforcement agents with devices.
 
While talking about the development with Uber, the acting Chairwoman of Federal Trade Commission stated that the fact that a company is growing at a fast pace does not negate the fact that the customer's needs must be placed first. According to Maureen K. Ohlhausen, companies must keep to their privacy and security guarantees.
 
The federal inspection has put so much strain on Uber.Uber has been facing a lot of troubles in its business operations recently. Among such management issues being d by Uber is the dismissal of its senior chief manager, Travis Kalanick, mass departure of its member of staff together with court cases from a competitor and a shareholder.
 
Regarding the privacy issue in 2014 alleged that it has set up an automatic system that investigates members of staffs who want to access the personal data of subscribers. F.T.C. indict Uber for violating this pledge on two occasions.
 
Uber made known to the public that it had developed this supplementary privacy and safety measures to ensure that the customer’s data remains safe and secure when it was on the news that some staff of Uber was utilizing a device referred to as God View to trail outings of customers.
 
In response to this news and public protest, Uber posted on its website that it provided a firm strategy that bars all employees of any degree from having access to the data of a driver or that of the passengers. Uber stated on the website that the rules apply except where they need to engage in genuine business with the employee or the driver.
 
However, F.T.C argued that UBER failed to fulfill that undertaking. The Federal Trade Commission argued that Uber abandoned the automated scrutinizing system in less than a year period.
The commission as well argued that even when it was in place, the business corporation hardly ever spoke about it.
 
The automated system was not tactically planned, and no staff manages the system to ensure efficient management of current assessment of access to customers’ personal information.
 
The F.T.C. as well alleged that Uber did not properly protect the personal information of customers it has saved in the intermediary cloud merchant, Amazon Web Services. Uber’s negligent practices made impostor gain entrance into the personal data of customers which include their names, driver’s licenses and a number of banking and social security numbers of hundred thousand Uber drivers.
 
This definitely showed that Uber did not live up to expectations given its pledge in the recent years that the company has greatly boosted their privacy and data security management systems.