The Bisrakh Police Station in Noida has filed an FIR against Uber under the Section 336 (Act endangering the life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code, reports the Indian Express. This has been filed for negligence, the lack of a real-time monitoring system and failing to do proper police verification for its drivers. The Noida police FIR was filed yesterday, after a replacement driver allegedly raped an Uber user who booked the cab on February 5, while the user’s FIR was registered on February 9. The Noida police have arrested both the accused and the cab owner within 10 days of the incident (date unspecified). The replacement driver was not the same driver whose profile was displayed on the app. The Bisrakh Police Station SHO refused to provide information to MediaNama over the phone, while the Noida Police PRO said that he did not have the pertinent information related to this case. Uber has issued a statement to MediaNama (see below). Uber said that it did not have any comment on MediaNama's questions about - the process of police verification for drivers and - what happens when a situation like this arises where there is a replacement driver (and Uber is unaware of this development) and what action Uber takes when it gets to know. Uber awaiting FIR copy, will initiate criminal and civil legal action (Find Uber’s full statement to MediaNama at the bottom.) Uber told the Indian Express and PTI that it had not received…
- The Government, the Platform, the Individual: Who’s Responsible for Keeping the Internet Safe? #NAMA March 31, 2023
- MediaNama Daily: India’s Govt has Eyes Everywhere March 31, 2023
- Is age-verification the answer to protecting children from online harms? #NAMA March 30, 2023
- Here are 6 ways the Indian government is collecting your facial data March 30, 2023
- India’s telecom regulator Directs Telcos to Report Major Network Outages March 30, 2023
MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.
Amazon announced that it will integrate its logistics network and SmartCommerce services with the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC).
India's smartphone operating system BharOS has received much buzz in the media lately, but does it really merit this attention?
After using the Mapples app as his default navigation app for a week, Sarvesh draws a comparison between Google Maps and Mapples
In the case of the ‘deemed consent' provision in the draft data protection law, brevity comes at the cost of clarity and user protection
The regulatory ambivalence around an instrument so essential to facilitate data exchange – the CM framework – is disconcerting for several reasons.
Please subscribe to MediaNama. Don't share prints and PDFs.
You May Also Like
Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...
135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...
Twitter takes down tweets from MP, MLA, editor criticising handling of pandemic upon government request
By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...
Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...