Lawsuit Challenging L.A.’s Collection of Scooter Data Dismissed

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation can continue to collect trip and other data related to scooters, bikes and other forms of shared transportation after a federal district court in southern California dismissed the case challenging its collection of mobility data.

The case was filed in June 2020 by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on behalf of plaintiffs Justin Sanchez and Eric Alejo, claiming the LADOT ought not collect detailed trip data for shared micro-mobility devices like bikes and scooters…

The decision allows LADOT to continue collecting trip data, which includes real-time locations and routes, facilitated by a software tool known as Mobility Data Specification (MDS).