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Uber, Lyft Driver Banned After Livestreaming Passengers For Months Without Consent

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A St. Louis Uber and Lyft driver has been kicked off both companies’ platforms after the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday night that he had been livestreaming his passengers for months without their consent.

According to the newspaper, Jason Gargac, a 32-year-old man from Florissant, Missouri, had been giving hundreds of rides since March—and he has streamed nearly all of them live under the Twitch handle “JustSmurf.”

While Gargac did have a small sign on his car that theoretically provided “consent” to “recording,” many passengers did not notice it, and it did not indicate at all that people were being livestreamed.

He openly advertised his livestreaming on Twitter.

Curated from Ars Technica

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