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Old December 1st, 2017
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Default National Motorists Association Takes On Ride Sharing Privacy

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Motorist rights group asks US Supreme Court to uphold privacy rights as new forms of car sharing and ride sharing emerge.

"The National Motorists Association (NMA) last week warned the US Supreme Court about the potential for court precedent to undermine the rights of passengers using ride-sharing services. The motorist rights group filed a friend of the court brief on an appeal scheduled to be heard on January 9. The Third Circuit US Court of Appeals had previously ruled that someone driving a rental car with permission can be subjected to a warrantless search simply because his name is not on the rental agreement."


"The membership-based car-sharing services allow users to take any available car on short notice. There is no paper agreement to hand to a police officer. In the ride-sharing situations, companies like Uber and Lyft do not own the vehicles, the drivers do, but the customers have their agreement with the company, not the driver."


"The motorist rights group is concerned that an easy ability to search rental vehicles creates an incentive for police to conduct more searches and use civil asset forfeiture to seize the cars for profit."

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