San Francisco attorney seeks court order to get Lyft and Uber driver data

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San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is seeking a court order. To force both Uber and Lyft to share records on driver safety. Disability access and other operations, in compliance with the city attorney’s subpoenas from last month.

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The subpoenas, which Herrera issued on June 4. An attempt for the city to ensure drivers for both companies are not creating a public nuisance. By jeopardizing public safety, discriminating or otherwise violating local and state laws.

They specifically seek four years’ worth of records around driver miles and hours, incentives. Encourage drivers to commute to San Francisco from other cities. In order to get more rides, training, and number of vehicles available for people with disabilities and routes driven.

Uber and Lyft’s estimated 45,000 drivers in San Francisco

According to the city attorney, Lyft tried to work with them but was ultimately not willing to move forward with a satisfactory agreement, demanding unreasonable provisions the city attorney’s office wrote in a press statement. Uber, on the other hand, refused to cooperate at all, according to the city attorney’s office.

Last month, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority found that Uber and Lyft drivers make up 15 to 20 percent of San Francisco’s traffic. The concern is that Uber and Lyft’s estimated 45,000 drivers in San Francisco are having a negative impact in the city. so Herrera wants to better assess what’s going on, as well as ensure both companies are following the law.

We are working with the City Attorney’s Office to better understand their concerns an Uber spokesperson told. Also informed them that we are willing to provide them information to address those concerns.  We hope to come to an agreement on the handling of confidential information. we are committed to working together on these important issues.

In a statement from a Lyft spokesperson, the company says it’s working to take a collaborative approach with Herrera.

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But demanding enormous amounts of people’s private information more than has ever been requested by any other city. In which we operate while refusing to take basic steps to protect this personal data is unprecedented, baffling and simply a step too far. We remain open to working with City leaders willing to take a holistic approach to improving transportation in San Francisco.

 

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