A privacy activist group has filed a formal legal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), asking federal authorities to halt Uber’s pending “unfair and deceptive data collection practices.”
In its 23-page complaint filed on Monday, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) notes that Uber’s new User Privacy Statement—which takes effect July 15, 2015—says the company will try to collect location data even when the app is running in the background. The organization has been successful in filing similar complaints against the likes of Google and Facebook, resulting in a negotiated settlement with those companies.
That new policy states:
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