Uber threatens to sue L.A. over location data issue

Uber has threatened a lawsuit against Los Angeles in response to the citys demand that the ride hailing service share real-time location data on its electric scooter users. The incident began last year when the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) ordered all scooter companies to start providing them with such data in an effort to learn how scooters affect transit in the city. Uber, which owns the scooter and bike company Jump, has refused to provide Los Angeles with its scooter location data. As noted by CNET, an Uber spokesperson has argued that the requirement not only threatens the privacy of its users but violates CaliforniasElectronic Communications Privacy Act. Independent privacy experts have clearly and repeatedly asserted that a …