Uber fires APAC chief for accessing, sharing Delhi rape victim's records

Exec thought the incident was orchestrated by Ola; Founder Travis Kalanick knew of his actions

Alnoor Peermohamed Bengaluru

At the moment, Uber’s brand is in tatters. It has weathered a long series of scandals and controversies stemming from its aggressive fight against regulators and competitors. <b>(Photo: Reuters)<b>

US ride-hailing company Uber fired a senior executive who obtained medical records of a passenger who was raped by her Uber driver in India, on the pretext of investigating whether it was a ploy by competitor Ola to sabotage its India operations.
According to two reports by ReCode and The New York Times, Eric Alexander, who served as the President of Business for the Asia Pacific region, was terminated on Tuesday after reporters began contacting the company about the incident.
Alexander’s handling of the situation in India in December 2014 is the latest in a line of incidents that prove widespread dysfunction in the top management at San Francisco-based Uber.

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First Published: Jun 08 2017 | 11:15 AM IST

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