Date
24 July 2017
Uber said a lot of the requests were related to fraud investigations or the use of stolen credit cards. Photo: Bloomberg
Uber said a lot of the requests were related to fraud investigations or the use of stolen credit cards. Photo: Bloomberg

Uber gave US agencies data on more than 12 million users

Uber Technologies Inc. has released its first ever transparency report detailing the information requested by US law enforcement agencies and regulators.

Between July and December 2015, the ride-sharing company said it had provided information on more than 12 million riders and drivers to various US regulators and on 469 users to state and federal law agencies, Reuters said.

The company, valued at more than US$60 billion, said the agencies requested information on trips, trip requests, pickup and dropoff areas, fares, vehicles and drivers.

It said it got 415 requests from law enforcement agencies, a majority of which came from state governments, and it was able to provide data in nearly 85 percent of the cases.

A large number of the law enforcement requests were related to fraud investigations or the use of stolen credit cards, according to the report.

Uber said it had not received any national security letters or orders under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

The company has not disclosed such requests for information from other countries.

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