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Uber Driver in Phoenix releases dash cam video of Ottawa Senators trash talking their coach

scott9002ca

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https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/ottawa-senators-players-caught-ripping-coaches-uber-video-031936291.html

Haven't seen this here yet, thought it was interesting. People are going nuts. I always kind of wonder whether people notice the dash cam in my car. It's super obvious, but actually friends don't even notice for a while, and I know this because they make comments, so are passengers really consenting? Either way, if I can't have a dash cam, I'm not driving Uber, so it's moot point, but in Canada, am I required to inform the rider somehow?
 

Cigars

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https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/ottawa-senators-players-caught-ripping-coaches-uber-video-031936291.html

Haven't seen this here yet, thought it was interesting. People are going nuts. I always kind of wonder whether people notice the dash cam in my car. It's super obvious, but actually friends don't even notice for a while, and I know this because they make comments, so are passengers really consenting? Either way, if I can't have a dash cam, I'm not driving Uber, so it's moot point, but in Canada, am I required to inform the rider somehow?

That's up to Canadian/Quebec law. Look at the Montreal pages for info.

In the US 39 states (and DC I think) allow single party consent. The other 11 the customer must be notified and not oppose the recording.

I will not drive without a dash cam, but I do not feel the need to post any recordings publicly.

I have had the famous and sports stars behave inappropriately.
I had a country music star tell me to turn it off and I refused after his girl of the hour noticed the blinking light(He was from California, a two party consent state and complained and 1 starred me after the ride).
I have had a BJ recorded.
I have had a CEO of a publicly traded company discuss a tender offer while ignorantly staring at my camera.

None of these have I felt the need to embarrass, out, or shame (although I did watch the BJ a couple of times and I tried to figure out a way to personally benefit from the tender offer without blackmailing the CEO who should be fired for staring into a camera and discussing the terms over the phone).
There are exceptions to that (being stolen from or assaulted, etc.) then I would post.
But some players insulting their coach?? Not your or anybody else's business. Shame on the driver for feeling the need to upload that.
 

METRO3

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I got stickers on all three passenger doors informing there's a dash cam recording. If they don't like it they don't have to get into my Private property. Simple as that.
It is not your private property when you accept a RIDE. It is then a business and as such needs to follow the rules set out in PIPEDA.


Damn your right it was in Phoenix. Awww so hoping he would get the boot but they might have different privacy laws.
 

scott9002ca

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That's up to Canadian/Quebec law. Look at the Montreal pages for info.

In the US 39 states (and DC I think) allow single party consent. The other 11 the customer must be notified and not oppose the recording.

I will not drive without a dash cam, but I do not feel the need to post any recordings publicly.

I have had the famous and sports stars behave inappropriately.
I had a country music star tell me to turn it off and I refused after his girl of the hour noticed the blinking light(He was from California, a two party consent state and complained and 1 starred me after the ride).
I have had a BJ recorded.
I have had a CEO of a publicly traded company discuss a tender offer while ignorantly staring at my camera.

None of these have I felt the need to embarrass, out, or shame (although I did watch the BJ a couple of times and I tried to figure out a way to personally benefit from the tender offer without blackmailing the CEO who should be fired for staring into a camera and discussing the terms over the phone).
There are exceptions to that (being stolen from or assaulted, etc.) then I would post.
But some players insulting their coach?? Not your or anybody else's business. Shame on the driver for feeling the need to upload that.
Agreed about the law, but there's more than just the law at stake here, there's whether Uber allows it. Is the dashcam not being hidden consent in and of itself since they could just walk out, or do I put a sticker saying that the ride is being filmed?
 

HotUberMess

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I had a manager of a hotel chain with a branch in Saint Martin discuss their impending class-action lawsuit over cutting employee hours after a hurricane impacted tourism and how to get away with doing the right thing to “look good for now” and settle the lawsuit and then fire everyone after the publicity has died down. Bonus: guy mentioned to his wife that Saint Martin is half French and half British and their hotel is on the British side. Saint Martin is half French and half Dutch.

I *wish* I had a dashcam video to release. Lol
 

Disgusted Driver

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Personally I think drivers should be deactivated for posting videos of rides online where there car, themselves or their reputation are not at risk. The only reason why you should be posting something online is to defend an allegation, prove that the pax lied or document criminal behavior towards you. Posting a conversation is inappropriate. I've had all manners of people, liberals, conservatives, sports stars, bankers, ... say foolish things. My job is to get them from A to B, not comment on their drunken ramblings.
 

BurgerTiime

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https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/ottawa-senators-players-caught-ripping-coaches-uber-video-031936291.html

Haven't seen this here yet, thought it was interesting. People are going nuts. I always kind of wonder whether people notice the dash cam in my car. It's super obvious, but actually friends don't even notice for a while, and I know this because they make comments, so are passengers really consenting? Either way, if I can't have a dash cam, I'm not driving Uber, so it's moot point, but in Canada, am I required to inform the rider somehow?
Yeah I did post it but put in the Canada section which apparently no Uber drivers know it care about, lol
https://uberpeople.net/threads/the-ottawa-senators-were-secretly-recorded-in-an-uber-they-ripped-their-own-team.293261/

I’ll add to the drama though:
The Rich Eisen Show give their input on the matter:
“What would you rate that Uber driver?”
 

scott9002ca

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Yeah I did post it but put in the Canada section which apparently no Uber drivers know it care about, lol
https://uberpeople.net/threads/the-ottawa-senators-were-secretly-recorded-in-an-uber-they-ripped-their-own-team.293261/

I’ll add to the drama though:
The Rich Eisen Show give their input on the matter:
“What would you rate that Uber driver?”
I think the Montreal thread gets a random post once a quarter or so from someone who used google to find this page. Not very useful.
 

Ashoor

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I think I am more mad at he driver for doing this extremely stupid move. Like seriously??? Even if AZ laws allow this, it is common sense: would this guy be ok with someone filimg him cheating with another woman (assuming he is married) and showing it to his wife? Or how about filiming him trash talking his boss?

To make matters worse, this makes all of us drivers look bad and suspicious.
 

BurgerTiime

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The players are extremely pissed that the Uber driver posted the video and team isn’t even worried about the stamensts made but the violation of privacy.
Uber will start deactivating drivers for posting videos of passengers. I see it in their tos very soon.
They won’t stop you from taking video but they can terminate your “partnership” for posting videos of a hired service.
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2018/11/06/ottawa-senators-uber-video-matt-duchene-martin-raymond-penalty-kill-olli-maatta-sidney-crosby/stories/201811060103
 

goneubering

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The players are extremely pissed that the Uber driver posted the video and team isn’t even worried about the stamensts made but the violation of privacy.
Uber will start deactivating drivers for posting videos of passengers. I see it in their tos very soon.
They won’t stop you from taking video but they can terminate your “partnership” for posting videos of a hired service.
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2018/11/06/ottawa-senators-uber-video-matt-duchene-martin-raymond-penalty-kill-olli-maatta-sidney-crosby/stories/201811060103
I would never post a video. It’s a very bad idea. Some people don’t think about potential consequences.
 

MUGATS

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Arizona is a one party consent state. Technically the driver could record video. Publishing it on the other hand ??? Dunno.
The Driver’s problem is with Uber at this point. Not legal.

I’m pro dash-cam but I think it’s pretty sleazy to do what he did.

If someone damaged my vehicle, abuses me etc.... all gloves are off. I’d publish it on YouTube.

To upload a private conversation with no reason other to try and monetize your video is another matter.
 

dmoney155

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Or just stop trying to get rich via posting to youtube lol. Keep recording for potential defense in case someone falsely accuse you.
 

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