Private sector fail
This is a great example of why we don't want monopoly control or private sector domination of any particular market.
We should have an open access transport platform that any provider can tap into. Run for the community rather than the 0.1% mega wealthly owners/shareholders. However HMGov probably won't mandate this because this type of initiative won't pay into their party coffers.
See https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/faircab/ or http://libretaxi.org/
And "unencrypted data". Really? In 2017? Words fail me....