Group Asks FTC to Stop Uber from Changing Privacy Policy

A leading privacy rights group wants the Federal Trade Commission to prohibit Uber from instituting changes to its privacy policy that it says will allow the ride-hailing app to collect more detailed data about customers’ whereabouts and use their contact lists to send their friends promotional pitches. The move by the nonprofit research group, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, is likely to garner the attention of Washington regulators and privacy watchdogs in the coming weeks, as Uber’s changes are scheduled to take effect July 15.