He also drove for Lyft, which terminated its partnership with the driver.
The St. Louis Dispatch says passengers can be seen vomiting, gossiping, kissing, and having general small talk all without knowing they were being live-streamed.
On Saturday morning, Gargac tweeted that to him, "transparency is always key". Gargac livestreamed people without their knowledge as he tried to become a police officer. Uber gave them each a $5 credit and promised they would not again be paired with Gargac as a driver.
A driver in Missouri is accused of live-streaming video of hundreds of rides without telling his passengers. But, of course, that all changed following the publication of the Post-Dispatch's investigation.
Rosenblat, who is writing a book called "Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work", said she had studied the company for four years. "It was fake. It felt produced", the driver said.
"This better be (expletive) content, I swear to God". "I think every one of us would expect that we are private when we're in the back of a taxi, or an Uber, or something like that". "Recording passengers without their consent is illegal in some states, but not Missouri". "You may not have violated the law, but people certainly feel violated".
"But the law itself is going to extend to all kinds of recording right now and it hasn't been clarified since livestreaming technology has popped up". But the recordings raise serious ethical questions about the driver's behavior.
Bryant Greening, a lawyer at LegalRideshare, a Chicago-based law firm that represents ride-hailing drivers and customers said he encourages drivers to use dashboard cameras for security reasons.
Gargac's live stream channel was also removed from Twitch.
"It's a totally different story to have a ride-share driver record passengers conservations and passenger actions for the objective of boosting their brand, or entertaining followers, or embarrassing individuals who get in the vehicle". But Twitch's community guidelines expressly prohibit content that violates a person's privacy.
The Twitch spokesman said the company does not comment on specific cases.