L.A. Wins Appeal in Fight With Uber Over Scooter, Bike Data

A Jump electric bicycle and scooters are seen near a road in Santa Monica Feb. 26, 2019. (Credit: GLENN CHAPMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

A Jump electric bicycle and scooters are seen near a road in Santa Monica Feb. 26, 2019. (Credit: GLENN CHAPMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Los Angeles officials were right to suspend Uber’s permit to rent out scooters and electric bicycles in the city because the company refused to share real-time data on its riders’ trips, a hearing officer found Tuesday.

The 13-page decision is a blow to Uber’s subsidiary Jump, which has been fighting for more than a year against a data-sharing rule imposed by the city’s Transportation Department.

Uber spokesman Davis White said the company will appeal the decision. For now, customers can still rent the vivid red scooters and electric bikes through the Jump app.

“We have been clear for months that we have serious privacy concerns about LADOT’s requirements to collect real-time, individual trip data on our riders in Los Angeles,” White said. “We believe that best in class data aggregation methods could deliver LADOT near-real time data — while protecting the identity of Los Angeles residents and our riders.”

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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