The scooters are coming! (for your personal data)

 excerpt from bird’s user agreement.

excerpt from bird’s user agreement.

Ever read through the terms and conditions of your favorite scooter sharing app? Probably not, but don’t worry we found the scary details so you don’t have to.

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As you may have guessed, the companies track your location and usage using their apps. Nothing too surprising there.

What is strange is that many agreements contain consents for credit checks and telemarketing even after you uninstall the app. Also, most have you sign away all rights forever in pictures and video of you using the scooter!

So what can you do about this as a scooter user? Honestly the best solution is to buy your own scooter. Unlike share companies, most manufacturers are not trying to become the next Facebook and turn your data into their property. Ride safe!