Reviewed October 15th, 2020
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Lyft

Lyft, Inc.
4/10

Summary

Lyft is a ride-sharing app that connects passengers looking for a ride with drivers. You can download it for free on the App Store and request a ride everywhere. If you need a ride, Lyft could be the way to go.

Breach History


Has there ever been a breach or data leak?

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No known hacks or data breaches!

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Privacy Checklist

Does it meet our minimum privacy standards?

Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?

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Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?

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Does it use cookies, telemetry, or third-party tracking scripts?

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Is the privacy policy user-friendly (easy to understand)?

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Does it have parental controls?

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Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?

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Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?

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Does it require you to create a strong password?

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Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?

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Does it have a privacy policy?

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How Can It Snoop?

What sensitive hardware access requirements does it have?

Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?

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Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?

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Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?

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Account Requirements

What information is required to create an account or use it?

Does it require an email address to use?

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Does it require a phone number to use?

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Does it require an address (home or office) to use?

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Payment Options

What payment methods are available?

Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?

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Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?

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Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?

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Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?

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What Could Go Wrong?

What's the worst case scenario for your data?

Lyft does not have much content risk. Your information is securely protected, but always confirm that your driver matches your app before getting into a vehicle. Always be safe.

How Does It Share Your Data?

Where is your data going? Who has access to it?

Lyft may share and use information to fulfill business purposes such as marketing and advertising services for Lyft.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Easy-to-use.
  • Drivers are vetted.
  • Friendly and easy to connect with.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • Be aware that Lyft may share some rider personal information with the driver, but besides that Lyft is safe to use.

Final Thoughts


Lyft is easy to use and protects your personal information. However, Lyft may share and use your personal information information to fulfill business purposes. Always be cautious while using this app. There have been accusations that employees have used the software to spy on passengers.

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