Uber Movement

Disclosed Personal Data Transportation

The Data

Uber shares aggregated and anonymized travel data from their fleet of vehicles with participating organizations and city planning agencies.

How the data was shared

In order to protect the privacy of individual drivers and passengers, Uber anonymizes and aggregates all data through their "travel times collection methodology." This data is then shared with participating city officials in CSV format under creative commons licensing, and there is therefore no commercial use for this data.

Purpose of Data Shared

Uber Movement shares its mobility data with city planners and officials to help inform urban policies and decision making. The ultimate aim is to make transport in cities more efficient and user-friendly. However, their partnership with the City of Boston which occurred prior to the creation of Uber Movement in fact frustrated city officials as they found the information too broad to inform policies in any meaningful way. Though these critiques informed Uber movement's current iteration, the tensions between maintaining privacy and supporting openness remain.

Region: Worldwide

includes kosovo