Friday, Sep 30, 2022

Uber Files

In its eighth collaboration with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), The Indian Express spent four months investigating The Uber Files, a cache of 124,000 internal emails, text messages and documents from inside Uber. Obtained by The Guardian and shared with ICIJ and a global consortium of newsrooms in 30 countries, these records tell the untold story of how a shaky Silicon Valley start-up became a $44-billion global transportation giant with operations today in 72 countries — and counting.


'Uber Files show how capital, influence and connections can bypass laws in democracies'

August 25, 2022 5:11 pm

The Uber Files: Dean Starkman, Senior Editor, ICIJ, David Pegg, Investigations correspondent, The Guardian, and Ritu Sarin, Executive Editor (Investigations), The Indian Express take you behind the scenes of a global probe.

A behind-the-scenes look at Uber Files at Explained session today

July 25, 2022 7:57 am

The investigation carried out by The Indian Express shows the cavalier manner in which the company’s top executives reacted to the allegation of rape by an Uber driver in New Delhi in December 2014.

Explained | Panama Papers: The Whistleblowers

July 23, 2022 1:32 pm

After the source of the Uber Files investigation, the whistleblower of the 2016 Panama Papers has given his first interview. What motivates such whistleblowers, and why doesn’t India have any on that scale?

Uber obtained Delhi rape victim’s medical records ‘illegally’, prompting lawsuits in US

July 14, 2022 6:39 am

The Uber Files: The victim had filed an original compensation case in 2015, followed by an invasion of privacy suit in 2017 over Uber’s top executives accessing her medical records.

Trade unions demand action against Uber in India, say Governments must rein in its corrupt practices

July 13, 2022 4:07 pm

An investigation by The Indian Express, in collaboration with the ICIJ, revealed that Uber had used stealth technology to bypass regulators, tapped into the lobbying network, and aggressively cut corners as it drove through loopholes in law and regulation.

For ‘influence in govt’, Uber pitched tie-ups to Centre & states – most remain on paper

July 13, 2022 11:36 am

According to records, the company’s public policy head Jordan Condo wanted Uber to “establish public-private partnerships with the government and have influence within the government invested in the success of our business”.

Uber Files whistleblower: It's about making amends, doing the right thing

July 13, 2022 6:36 am

Edited excerpts from an interview with Mark MacGann, who worked for Uber between 2014 and 2016 and revealed himself as the whistleblower who provided The Guardian with 124,000 company records that constitute The Uber Files.

Facing heat after rape ban, Uber warmed up to TOI group, got its investment

July 12, 2022 3:32 pm

TOI says group had ‘cordial advertising relationship’ with Uber but no role in its ‘internal affairs’; Uber had explored similar tie-ups elsewhere

New laws soon to reduce scope for violation: MoS IT

July 12, 2022 8:18 am

The new laws would have “penalising” provisions to ensure that such platforms are accountable” and protect the interests of digital nagriks, sources in the government said.

String of tax notices to RBI warning to consumer complaints: Long journey of Uber run-ins

July 13, 2022 6:36 am

Uber faces Rs 827-crore service tax demand, Consumer Authority notice and PIL on labour.