Uber May Have Just Violated the FTC’s SPAM Laws and Could Face a Huge Fine

Like many companies preparing for today’s GDPR enforcement deadline by the EU, Uber announced an update to its privacy policy in an email to their users yesterday. Uber updating its privacy policy certainly wasn’t a surprise — just about every company from Facebook to Google to Spotify updated their policies this week to comply with the new guidelines and to attempt more transparency with how they’re handling user data. But what did raise some eyebrows is that Uber’s email announcement could be violating another important regulation, the FTC’s CAN-SPAM Act. It seems that Uber’s email announcing its new privacy...

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