Woman raped by Uber driver in India sues company for privacy breaches | Technology | The Guardian
An Indian woman who was raped by an Uber driver sued the ride-hailing company on Thursday, alleging that Uber executives had “violated her a second time” when they obtained her medical records and used them to cast doubt on her credibility.Uber board member resigns after sexist remark at meeting addressing sexism Read moreThe woman, a resident of Texas who is bringing the case as a Jane Doe, filed suit against the company, CEO Travis Kalanick, and former executives Eric Alexander and Emil Michael for violating her privacy and defaming her character.The case stems from a 2014 rape that caused widespread outrage against Uber in India and led to the service being temporarily banned in Delhi. The victim was an Uber passenger who was assaulted by her driver. The driver, Shiv Kumar Yadav, was convicted of rape and sentenced to life in prison.Uber faced harsh criticism for failing to perform effective background checks when it was revealed that the driver was facing charges in four other criminal cases at the time of the attack.The nearly $70bn startup expressed support for the victim at the time, with Kalanick releasing a statement that read: “We will do everything, I repeat, everything to help bring this perpetrator to justice and to support the victim and her family in her recovery.”
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