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The growing popularity of online car services is boosting Uber’s bottom line. The app-based taxi service is now valued at 41 billion dollars. But Uber is hitting serious roadblocks here and abroad. Two California district attorneys sued the company for allegedly misleading consumers about background checks. And a passenger in India accused an Uber driver of raping her. Many are calling for stricter oversight and more controls on what app-based car services do with passengers’ personal information. Others say too much regulation could squelch much-needed innovation. Diane and her guests discuss the future of Uber and online car services.
- Matthew Mitchell Program director, Project for the Study of American Capitalism at the Mercatus Center, George Mason University.
- Nancy Scola Reporter covering the intersections of technology and public policy, politics, and governance for The Washington Post.
- Alvaro Bedoya Executive director, Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown University Law School.
- Donna Blythe-Shaw Spokesperson, Boston Taxi Drivers' Association.
- Sunil Paul Co-founder and CEO, Sidecar.
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