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  1. Uber’s in-app recordings are not accessible to the driver, only to Uber in the event something goes wrong. I’m more comfortable with that than the occasional (or in some cities, frequent) driver with a private dashcam setup. The extraordinary arrogance of drivers who believe they have the right to a private recording of passengers leaves me in disbelief. Yes it’s the drivers car. No it does not give carte blanche to record passengers anymore than an Airbnb host renting out their own home to record guests.

  2. @Fauci: If passengers didn’t misbehave and make false accusations against drivers, the drivers would not need recordings of what actually transpired. Such cameras are REQUIRED in NYC in all taxis and private car services, and for good reason.

    You are not in your private car. You are in a form of public transportation and you have no right to privacy.

    I have a friend of mine who drives for Uber. First thing I advised him to do was to install a camera.

    He then had proof when a female passenger told him to delete the trip and not charge her or she would report him to the police for sexually abusing her.

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