LADOT wins appeal in data-sharing dispute with Uber

Dive Brief:
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) acted properly in suspending Uber’s permit to rent out its dockless Jump bikes and scooters in the city, according to a ruling Tuesday.
The 13-page decision found LADOT was justified in challenging Uber’s compliance with its Mobility Data Specifications (MDS) requirement for mobility companies to report certain trip data, according to the Los Angeles Times. An Uber spokesperson told the Times the company plans to appeal this decision.
Uber has neglected to provide LADOT with bike and scooter trip data due to privacy concerns, however hearing officer David Shapiro said the company did not provide evidence of MDS data being used to personally identify riders. He also pointed to flaws in LADOT’s argument, noting the city did not properly explain how the data can be used to solve problems.