Okay, so I know I’m not the only one writing about what the Twitter world collectively calls "Ubergate," but I think it’s important to delve into this issue a bit here and flesh out why this demonstrates the organizational need for privacy professionals and privacy ethics.
Much of this current firestorm centers on the alleged unethical use of sensitive personal data collected every day by the popular rideshare start-up. To quickly sum this latest privacy kerfluffle: A journalist, himself using questionable ethics, quoted Uber's senior vice president's off-the-record discussion about using data collected from its services to go after its enemies.
But this isn't the only time the media has focused on what many sources have been calling a culture problem at Uber, particularly its questionable use of customer data. For example, according to venture capitalist Peter Sims, Uber used a “God View” for stalking purposes, while others have raised concerns about how the company has mined its data as seen in its “Rides of Glory” and “crime location knowledge demand” blog posts.
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