Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., was elected to a second term on Nov. 4 (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
It’s the final episode in the rhetorical skirmish between Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and the fast-expanding car service Uber before Franken, now chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, becomes a member of the Senate minority.
Franken said Monday he’d gotten a reply to his Nov. 19 letter to Uber in which he’d posed 20 questions about its potential misuse of customers’ data.
Franken said he wasn’t satisfied with Uber’s response.
“While I’m pleased that they replied to my letter, I am concerned about the surprising lack of detail in their response,” he said, adding that Uber “did not answer many of the questions I posed directly to them. Most importantly, it still remains unclear how Uber defines legitimate business purposes for accessing, retaining, and sharing customer data. I will continue pressing for answers to these questions.”