Lyft Asks Judge to Stop Uber's 'Witch-Hunt' for Trade Secrets | NECN

Lyft Asks Judge to Stop Uber's 'Witch-Hunt' for Trade Secrets

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    The Glowstache is seen in a Lyft drivers car on February 3, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Lyft)

    Ride service Lyft on Thursday asked a judge to prevent its biggest rival, Uber, from making further demands for confidential information, as part of a case about a data breach that affected as many as 50,000 Uber drivers, NBC News reported.

    In court documents filed in the litigation, Lyft called Uber's data request an attempt "to conduct its own witch-hunt" and "to dig into its competitor's internal, confidential and trade-secret information."

    Uber filed a civil lawsuit in San Francisco federal court early last year in an attempt to unmask the perpetrator behind a May 2014 hack, which resulted in as many as 50,000 of its drivers' names and their license numbers being improperly downloaded.