Uber’s changes to its privacy policies which gives the ride hailing service more access to passengers private and personal information have sparked concern. Uber will track its customers and may tap into their phone contact books and pass on personal details to marketing companies and police.
VTA CEO David Samuel was quoted by Nine News, highlighting the risks of using the service:
"People should be concerned by this…people should be concerned by Uber's actions more generally in the Australian market. If you use a legitimate taxi, we won't hack into your address book, record your audio, and we won't on sell your information to private marketing companies."