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Second Uber data breach announced following release of Uber Partner app

Popular ride-hailing service Uber is under fire after the release of its new “Uber Partner app” leaked about 1,000 drivers’ private information, including tax forms, driver’s licenses and even social security numbers. The Uber app claimed to be “designed to give drivers more information so Uber works better for them.” While the Uber app would allow the driver to upload and edit their personal documents, according to the website Gawker, the bug randomly caused drivers to be “warped to a screen that contains documents for complete strangers, a legion of Uber drivers around the United States.” The issue remained unsolved ... Read More

Uber loses FLSA lawsuit over misclassified California driver

Popular ride-hailing service Uber may have its business model turned upside as the California Labor Commission ruled that in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), at least one Uber driver, Barbara Ann Berwick, must be classified as an employee, not an independent contractor. In order to avoid paying benefits and overtime-related expenses by treating its drivers as actual Uber employees, Uber’s business model has opted to classify the drivers as “independent contractors,” despite the company’s crucial dependence on the drivers. In defense of this business model, Uber has long stated that it only operates as a software company ... Read More