24 Jul SF Public Nuisance Probe On Uber and Lyft Delayed, Cited Privacy Concerns
San Francisco, California — In a report last Saturday, Uber and Lyft failed to submit data that can substantiate whether the ride-sharing companies were a public nuisance to citizens.
The court order was issued by San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera to investigate the safety and relative accessibility of the ride-sharing services.
According to Uber representatives, they met with prosecutors on July 14 and sent a response albeit with no substantiating documents on June 20. As for Lyft, representatives stated that Herrera was asking for information that involved a huge amount of customer’s private data, believing it fundamental to protect personal information.
Herrera’s office said they heard the companies’ privacy concerns, but they should have used the time instead to draft confidentiality agreements to obtain the requested data.
To date, Uber said their lawyers are working on their confidentiality agreement, while Lyft did not comment if their agreement is underway.