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Uber demands access to government database in Egypt

Representative Amr Darwish warned that Uber’s request to access the citizen database violates national security.
22.05.24 | Source: Egypt Independent

The Communications Committee of the Egyptian House of Representatives on Monday discussed how ride-sharing services can utilize technology to provide greater security, following the spree of incidents involving Uber drivers in Egypt.

The Egyptian news website Vetogate reported that the committee reviewed and discussed demands by the Director of Public Policy and Government Relations in North Africa Ahmed Ali for Uber to grant the company access to government database to verify the criminal status of drivers collaborating with the company.

Ali said: “The committee, at its meeting in March, recommended that the company check the criminal status of the drivers, but we were unable to implement the recommendation due to lack of an official database that we can access to verify their data.”