Published: Thu, July 26, 2018
Technology | By Russell Knight

Uber And Lyft Suspend Driver Who Secretly Livestreamed Passengers

Uber And Lyft Suspend Driver Who Secretly Livestreamed Passengers

Jason Gargac, who drives for both Uber and Lyft, has given out 700 rides in St Louis since March and the majority of them were broadcast live on Twitch without permission from those inside his auto. The almost 700 rides he gave were fodder for watchers making jokes about the drunk passengers and crudely evaluating women's bodies. Of about a dozen the newspaper interviewed, all said they didn't know they were livestreamed and wouldn't have consented.

While Missouri law allows a person to film another without their consent-so Gargac was not breaking the law-Uber has nonetheless chose to suspend him from their app, calling the revelations "troubling", reports Business Insider.

He also drove for Lyft, which terminated its partnership with the driver. His go-to answer was that the recordings were for safety, but he avoided telling his riders that the footage was being streamed live on Twitch.

Uber allows drivers to use video cameras to record passengers for safety purposes. Missouri is among the states that require only one party to consent to recordings.

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Uber told the Post-Dispatch that Gargac's behavior was "troubling" and that the videos were not in line with its community standards.

The driver was identified by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as 32-year-old Jason Gargac. The Twitch videos have subsequently been removed and Gargac's tweets are protected.

Gargac's Twitch videos could not be viewed Sunday.

While Gargac has been observed to befriend his passengers with comical interactions, his viewers have been less pleasant.

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"Uber and Lyft could easily enact a policy, so could legislation, where you could say, although you're in a one-party consent state. that you should not be able to disseminate to anyone except by subpoena", Klieman said.

He said the streams were "secondary" but added "I try to capture the natural interactions between myself and the passengers - what a Lyft and Uber ride actually is".

Despite the fact that the livestreams were technically legal, Gargac did delete all the videos on Saturday, once his true colors were exposed by the St Louis Dispatch. In some cases, full names were revealed, along with people's homes.

"It's a fact-by-fact case", Pate said, "and I don't think there have been any court decisions to deal with this particular issue". "It was fake. It felt produced", he said. He added: "I love doing it".

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