The following is a guest post by Bill Gurley, a General Partner at Benchmark and Board Director at Uber, which originally appeared on his blog, “Above the Crowd.”
Protecting personal data and privacy is foundational to the trust between Uber and our riders. To ensure that foundation remains strong, two months ago we embarked on a comprehensive review of our Privacy Program. We enlisted outside experts from the global law firm Hogan Lovells to thoroughly examine how we safeguard rider data, and we’d like to share their findings with you today.
As ridesharing continues to grow in popularity, we are seeing insurance companies create innovative products to serve the needs of this evolving industry. Today, we announced a partnership with Metromile, a company that has developed a personal auto insurance product specifically designed for rideshare drivers using the Uber platform.