Description: U.S. Senator Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat and chairman of the Senate subcommittee on privacy, technology and the law, talks about his inquiry into Uber Technologies Inc.’s privacy policies. Uber Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick, 38, is dealing with a wave of criticism this week from remarks that one of his top lieutenants, Emil Michael, made about snooping on journalists. Franken speaks with Emily Chang and Cory Johnson on “Bloomberg West.”
Source: Bloomberg.com – video report
Date: Nov 20, 2014
Questions for Discussions:
- What are the managerial implications for businesses like Uber that rely on collecting data of a private nature?
- What would you recommend as a policy for the firm as a response to governmental demands for clarifications?
- Do you think that decisions should be left to individual firms and customers or is national legislation desirable?