The Dutch data protection authority (DPA) has fined Uber 10 million euros ($11 million) for violating privacy regulations related to its drivers’ personal data. The DPA found that Uber had failed to specify in its terms and conditions how long it retained drivers’ personal data and did not adequately secure the data when transferring it to entities outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
Additionally, Uber made it unnecessarily complicated for drivers to exercise their right to privacy by obstructing their access to personal data. The drivers’ app design and the lack of clarity in Uber’s information storage methods contributed to these difficulties. The fine was imposed after more than 170 French drivers filed complaints with a French human rights organization.
These complaints were subsequently forwarded to the Dutch DPA since Uber’s European headquarters are located in the Netherlands.
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