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Uber has reached a deal with the Federal Trade Commission to be subject to regular privacy audits, settling a complaint (PDF) in which the FTC accused Uber of violating its own privacy policy.
The FTC investigation began following news reports in November 2014 about Uber employees using a mode called “God view” to track journalists.
In December 2014, Uber created a system for monitoring employee access to consumer information—but stopped using it less than a year after it was put in place, according to the FTC.
For more than nine months, Uber “rarely monitored internal access to personal information about users and drivers,” today’s FTC statement reads.
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