Uber Technologies Inc. signage stands inside the company's office prior to Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, speaking in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, March 24, 2014. Rubio addressed the need to adapt antiquated government regulations to increase economic opportunities for the 21st century and outdated regulations limit consumer choice. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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June 22, 2015

The Electronic Privacy Information Center, or EPIC, says it is concerned about Uber’s privacy. The group says the app’s ability to track a user’s location – even when the app is closed – is a big concern. Uber says users will be in control of what data is shared with the company. Uber is a location-based app; the GPS signal in your phone is what tells a driver where to pick you up. EPIC is asking the FTC to stop Uber from rolling out its new policy and investigate the company for compliance with various privacy laws.

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