CNET reports the city of Los Angeles has been sued by Uber for allegedly attempting to pry scooter location data from the ride-sharing company. Uber claims the mandate to hand over location data, which is required by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, raises privacy concerns. An Uber spokesperson said analysts have "clearly and repeatedly asserted that a customer's geolocation is personally identifiable information" and that the company believes the LADOT's requirement "compromises our customers' expectations of data privacy and security." The LADOT responded, defending its data collection and issuing a suspension warning to Uber for its lack of compliance.
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