Data Protection for Dockless Bikes: The Urbo Model

September 21, 2017 - 2 minutes read

Dockless bike sharing is a hot topic at the moment. Even more topical right now is data protection.

Combine these two and you get the perfect storm of questions, articles, and concerns. This is one of the many reasons why we, at Urbo, take data protection so seriously.

We are frequently asked:

What do we do with our data and where is it stored?

To answer this pressing question first – we store all of our data between Ireland and the United Kingdom and we do not share our data with any third parties outside of Council or Government. This means you can rest assured that your data is not just safe, but also respected.

As an Irish and U.K. company, all data is stored on Amazon web servers based in the jurisdiction. All financial transactions are securely processed by Irish company WorldNet. Just like our bikes, our technology systems are designed in Ireland and the U.K.

Cities are producing vast amounts of data on a daily basis. You can literally change how a city or town operates from the data we collect – which of course is great news for residents of the area. Essentially, we can help people live healthier, happier and more productive lives. As more data is collected, cities become smarter. This results in councils being able to reimagine transport routes, turning their cities into smart cities. For cities and towns to become “smart” they must be provided with actionable insights from this data, and that’s something Urbo can do.

Our team of data scientists analyse each and every snippet to find valuable insights. These insights then become actionable strategies we use to enrich the experience of our users.

If you have any questions regarding our data protection policies or Urbo in general, please contact us through As always, we’re delighted to answer all of your questions.