People did see this, right? Can they do this legally? The cars are drivers'.
- Both Uber and Lyft have confirmed that they do not allow drivers to stream or publish videos of passengers.
- In October, Uber took heat after a group of Ottawa Senators hockey players were recorded bad-mouthing a coach by an Uber driver.
- In July, a driver in St. Louis was found to have streamed hundreds of rides on Twitch.
Uber's policies: New guidelines were put into place by Uber at the end of September, the Associated Press reported, and were in effect at the time of the video's publication, a company spokesperson confirmed to the wire service. Drivers are permitted to record rides for security documentation, but may not broadcast or publish the footage.
"Broadcasting a person's image, audio, or video recording is a violation of these terms and may result in loss of account access,"Uber's guidelines state.
Lyft's policies point to local regulations. "Please refer to your city and state's regulations on recording devices when giving rides," its website says. "Some cities or states may require signage making known the presence of recording devices, while other regions may not allow recording devices at all."