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Bikes : Berlin data protection investigate Mobike

Since then, in the spring of giant Bicycle fleets appeared on the pavements in Berlin and other cities, they cared for many discussions. It was all about where the wheels are parked and whether the operator should pay fees or permits would have to obtain it. But also dealing with the user data provided in the case of some observers for discomfort. To use Mobike, you need the Smartphone App of the provider, and grants the Chinese far-reaching rights. With the exact Position, you can bring other things about the user experience. Alone information about which Restaurants or shops are visited regularly, could also be for advertising purposes. Critics had warned, therefore, since the launch in front of it, Mobike could market the data. The company had objected to this and said that we are interested only for motion profiles, to know where and how the wheels are used.

But privacy advocates see the dealing with the data clearly skeptical. "The Berlin Commissioner for data protection and freedom of information had already planned a review of Car - and bike-sharing companies," explains a spokesman for the daily mirror. Now, the authority is active and initiates an investigation against Mobike. "It is planned to ask for Mobike this week, in a written opinion, and the answering of a questionnaire," says the authority.

"We commit in Mobike, the protection of personal data", informs the company. Keep the data protection regulations and wool, have their own policies and procedures openly and collaboratively with the responsible authorities to discuss the.

Some have given up, Uber rises-new

the Extent to which the other provider meeting is open could still. After Obike and Ofo have already given up again in the summer, are now a five-party station to the wireless bicycles on the market: in addition to Mobike the Byke, Deutsche Bahn, Lidl, Lime, and Donkey Republic, add to the next bike station-bound wheels. The U.S. car service Uber has also launched recently a Test with E-Bikes his trademark Jump, but first only with 100 wheels for selected users. A total of 14 200 bikes in Berlin are, according to the Senate currently available.

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