Uber

Uber wins license to operate in London after ‘plugging IT gaps’
Policy & legislation

Uber wins license to operate in London after ‘plugging IT gaps’

The ride-hailing firm was previously in trouble for failings in the way it manages and releases software updates
28 Sep 2020
Uber claims it makes London "safer" in TfL licence battle
Policy & legislation

Uber claims it makes London "safer" in TfL licence battle

The ride-hailing service says it has improved systems to verify drivers' insurance documents and identification
16 Sep 2020
Former Uber CSO charged for data breach cover-up
hacking

Former Uber CSO charged for data breach cover-up

Joseph Sullivan allegedly paid $100,000 to conceal the ride-hailing firm's 2016 data breach
21 Aug 2020
Court orders Uber and Lyft to consider drivers as employees
IT regulation

Court orders Uber and Lyft to consider drivers as employees

California judge sides with state and city attorneys on preliminary injunction about how to classify gig workers
11 Aug 2020
Uber launches contact-tracing service for public health officials
communications

Uber launches contact-tracing service for public health officials

Gives health officials data on drivers and riders who may have come into contact with someone infected with the coronavirus
20 Jul 2020
Uber reportedly in talks to buy Postmates in $2.6 billion deal
Acquisition

Uber reportedly in talks to buy Postmates in $2.6 billion deal

Sources say that a deal between Uber and Postmates could be announced soon
30 Jun 2020
When the disruptors are disrupted
Business strategy

When the disruptors are disrupted

The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare structural weaknesses in the sharing economy. Can the sector ever recover?
8 May 2020
Uber, WeWork cause SoftBank to lose 99% of quarterly profit
Business strategy

Uber, WeWork cause SoftBank to lose 99% of quarterly profit

Huge losses threaten the future of the Vision Fund
12 Feb 2020
Uber car involved in fatal crash had software flaws
Driverless car
Business strategy

Uber car involved in fatal crash had software flaws

However, US investigators still haven't determined the probable cause for the accident
6 Nov 2019
ICO fines Uber £385,000 following its 2016 data breach
Data & insights

ICO fines Uber £385,000 following its 2016 data breach

The penalty follows an investigation by the watchdog into Uber’s 2016 data breach
28 Nov 2018
Uber settles Waymo lawsuit for $245 million
Business strategy

Uber settles Waymo lawsuit for $245 million

The deal brings the long-running case over self-driving trade secrets to an end
12 Feb 2018
Uber CISO: There was no justification for hiding data breach
data breaches

Uber CISO: There was no justification for hiding data breach

Senators slam taxi firm for cover-up of hack affecting 57 million people
7 Feb 2018
York becomes the third UK city to reject Uber
Policy & legislation

York becomes the third UK city to reject Uber

York, Sheffield and London have effectively banned the service from operating
13 Dec 2017
ICO: Uber data breach raises huge concerns
data breaches

ICO: Uber data breach raises huge concerns

The ICO and NCSC will investigate the impact on UK customers
23 Nov 2017
Uber paid $100,000 for hackers' silence over data breach
data breaches

Uber paid $100,000 for hackers' silence over data breach

Hackers stole 57 million drivers' and users' details, but Uber didn't say a word
22 Nov 2017
Uber edges closer to '$10 billion' SoftBank investment
Business strategy

Uber edges closer to '$10 billion' SoftBank investment

Japanese tech giant will lead consortium buying an additional 17% stake in the ride-hailing firm - report
13 Nov 2017
Uber loses appeal over UK worker rights
public sector

Uber loses appeal over UK worker rights

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has decided to uphold its ruling that Uber drivers be classed as workers
10 Nov 2017
Uber's planning its IPO for 2019
Business strategy

Uber's planning its IPO for 2019

The decision could affect its investment from SoftBank, however
10 Nov 2017
Uber sued for alleged sex and racial discrimination
Policy & legislation

Uber sued for alleged sex and racial discrimination

Three women from the company file a lawsuit claiming unequal pay and benefits
26 Oct 2017
Uber's HR chief hasn't met with whistleblowing engineer
News

Uber's HR chief hasn't met with whistleblowing engineer

Liane Hornsey says there'd be no benefit in meeting with Susan Fowler - report
10 Oct 2017
Uber's top UK exec quits
Policy & legislation

Uber's top UK exec quits

Jo Bertram leaves for new role, but says "current challenges" mean a change of face is necessary
2 Oct 2017
Uber's ex-CEO appoints two new directors to its board
Business strategy

Uber's ex-CEO appoints two new directors to its board

Kalanick is trying to to take preemptive action ahead of a new board proposal
2 Oct 2017
Why London is wrong to roadblock Uber
Policy & legislation

Why London is wrong to roadblock Uber

End of the road for Uber could put the brakes on London's innovation
22 Sep 2017