The federal government and U.S. regulatory agents approached Uber, the ride sharing service, 415 times between July and December of 2015 for user data. The company complied, and that lead to Uber handing the feds data belonging to more than 12 million users. This covers both riders and drivers.
They were able to provide date for nearly 85 percent of the government’s requests.
This news comes after Uber released its first transparency report earlier this week. Reuters said a large number of the requests “were related to fraud investigations or the use of stolen credit cards.”
Uber only released information for requests made by the U.S. This is interesting news in light of what’s been going with Apple and its current stance on user privacy in the face of the FBI.