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The Uber app in action in San Francisco, Calif. (AP)
Nov. 20 (Bloomberg) — Uber Technologies Inc. hired law firm Hogan Lovells’ data-privacy experts to conduct an internal data-privacy review, moving to tamp down criticism after an executive discussed prying on journalists’ private lives.

Uber said in a blog post today that it hired Harriet Pearson, formerly the chief privacy officer at International Business Machines Corp. and now a partner at Hogan Lovells, to work with the San Francisco-based startup. Pearson said in a phone call that she will work for Uber as a legal adviser.

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