Controversy grows when Uber accidentally charged a consumer a total of $14,000 for a single 21-minute ride in Toronto. While this is undoubtedly bad press, it has gained more than just the eyes of unhappy users. The Department of Justice has confirmed that they will be officially opening an investigation into the company.
As a part of the legal battle between Uber and Waymo, the Department of Justice has submitted a letter to the judge of the case, Judge William Alsup, stating that there is more evidence that Uber has not reported. This evidence is reported to be information relating to the illegal collection of information on their competitors. The Department of Justice seldom gets itself involved in cases like this, so this strange decision has people's interest. It isn't clear what exactly the Department is investigating, although implication points towards their Greyball software.
Greyball was a system by Uber designed to hide their activity to law enforcement in areas where the ride-hailing service was banned. There are also reports that Uber bribed foreign officials and possibly violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
There have been rumors of the DoJ investigating Uber, though until now it was dismissed as lack of evidence.
Department of Justice is Investigating Uber
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