Uber Technologies appoints new chief privacy officer and data protection officer

Uber has appointed Ruby Zefo as chief privacy officer and Simon Hania as data protection officer.

Uber Technologies Inc appointed Ruby Zefo as chief privacy officer and Simon Hania as data protection officer, a company spokeswoman told Reuters on 18 July.

A man exits the Uber offices in Queens, New York.

A man exits the Uber offices in Queens, New York.

The ride-hailing company has had a rough history when it comes to protecting driver and passenger data, even while it gears up for a public listing next year.

Hackers previously stole information about Uber drivers and the company acknowledged in 2014 that its employees had used a software tool called “God View” to track passengers.

Zefo, who will start in her new job from 6 August, joins Uber from Intel Corp where she was chief privacy & security counsel.

Hania joins from Dutch digital mapping company TomTom NV, where he was vice president of privacy & security.

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