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Are Uber drivers allowed to have a camera or a dashcam? Is it legal to record passengers?
what kind of a question is this? Of course I see webcams all the time.
Every business you go to now a days, you are being recorded, it's no secret. Anytime you leave your home, you should assume you are possibly being recorded. Same applies here. A stranger it's willing to share their personal car with you for way less than a traditional taxi, and your main concern is that you are being recorded? It's also for the protection of the riders, not just the driver. Also, driver has being vetted, rider has not, so driver it's always more at risk. As a matter of fact, I've already heard of women riders that will not ride with Uber or Lyft unless driver has a dashcam. Go figure...
Those women doesn't make sense. They are relying on the webcam of the drivers, whom they are claiming are the ones who may be the offenders?
That's like hoping your attacker will keep track of their crimes and create evidences intentionally.
"women riders that will not ride with Uber or Lyft unless driver has a dashcam."
Perhaps these women should be carrying around their own dashcams? There's a new product idea. Pocket Dashcam w/ Battery Power. Use a suction to pop it on the side window. No, I am serious.
Why can't they just record themselves on their smartphones? Selfie video.
Yes, I am in Boston and I have seen one or two dashcams...and they were pointed backwards. I assume they were on and recording.
No, I wasn't warned or anythng by the driver. I didn't point it out as I had no idea if it was legal or not. I guess I got nothing to hide. I also get it that the drivers are doing that to protect themselves.
Yes, I basiscally assume I am being recorded all the time when I am out of my house. especially in an uber.
super creepy to think we are being recorded. does that include sound too? So everything we say and do are now on record? I am not sure how I feel about this. Doesn't this somehow go against my privacy rights?
I think your privacy doesn't exist in a cab. It's not your private space. It's someone else's car. I think you are supposed to treat it like a public place. Get over it.
It's the same as you go to someone's house.
Yeah, but being recorded is a whole another story. Your words can be used against you and who knows what the drivers may do with it.
Think a celebrity. I am sure the drivers can sell that to TMZ or something too. It pisses me off.
Yeah, it's weird that everything we say are recorded. I get it that the drivers are already listening and perhaps my rights for full privacy is out the door, but there are things I prefer not recorded, ya know? Girl talk, my plans for the night, gossips, my phone conversations...
I have not seen them yet. With the Subway executive beating the drivers up and stuff, I thought I'd see more, but I take Uber regularly and I haven't really noticed. MAybe now I will.