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This article was published on November 20, 2014


Uber hires former IBM Chief Privacy Officer to carry out internal review

Uber hires former IBM Chief Privacy Officer to carry out internal review
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From  controversial statements from executives to concerns over its users’ data privacy, it’s been a rough week for Uber.

It’s now trying to do some damage control. The company announced today that it has hired a team of privacy experts, including Harriet Pearson –  previously IBM’s Chief Privacy Officer for nearly two decades- and her colleagues at the Hogan Lovells law firm.

Pearson will be in charge of conducting a thorough review of Uber’s data privacy program and assessing changes the company needs to implement.

Although only time will tell whether Uber can make good on its promise to keep its users’ data safe, it’s at least encouraging to see the company take tangible measures to rebuild trust.

➤ Strengthening our Privacy Practices [Uber]