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Uber lawsuit alleges employees tracked celebrities, ex-lovers

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A former Uber employee is suing the ride-sharing company saying it allowed unauthorized access to private information of it's 40 million customers.

This access allowed Uber employees to track customers' trips without their knowledge. Those customers included high-profile politicians, celebrities, ex-spouses and former boyfriends/girlfriends.

The whistleblower behind the lawsuit, former employee Ward Spangenberg, spoke exclsuivley to NBC News. He said, "What I witnessed there were some real problems with the safety associated with the protection of that data... I would say you know you've got stop. You really do." 

Uber is denying the allegations saying in a statement to NBC:

"It's absolutely untrue that all (or nearly all) employees have access to customer data, with or without prior approval..."