Egypt requires ride-hailing services to disclose passenger information


A 2018 law passed in Egypt requires ride-hailing services such as Uber and local competitor Careem to supply passenger data to the security agencies when requested to do so. More than 4 million people in Egypt have used Uber since it debuted there in 2014. While human rights advocates expressed concern at the weakness of the standard in the legislation, Uber called it a "progressive" regulation. A prior draft of the bill called for the data to be provided in real time and required the company to house its servers in Egypt.

writer: Jared Molsin
publication: Wall Street Journal

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