Uber negotiated a huge cut to a $59 million fine it received for refusing to share data about sexual assaults on its service
Uberwas fined $59 million last year for refusing to disclose data on 3,000 sexual-assault reports.
- The company negotiated that
finedown to $150,000 and won't have to disclose identifiable data.
- Uber will also donate $9 million to a victims' relief fund and toward improving the industry.
Uber negotiated a huge cut to a $59 million regulatory fine it was handed for refusing to disclose data about sexual assaults on its service.
A CPUC filing published on Thursday showed that the commission had reached a preliminary agreement with Uber that would require it to pay a fine of only $150,000. Further, under the agreement, Uber wouldn't be forced to give victims' names to the CPUC but would provide anonymized data about sexual assaults on its service.
Uber also agreed to donate $4 million to the California Victim Compensation Board and $5 million toward addressing sexual assaults in the industry, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
The CPUC filing said the commission would make similar data demands of other ride-hailing companies.
"We look forward to continued collaboration with the commission to shine a light on this societal issue and help set the standard for safety and transparency in our industry," Uber's chief legal officer, Tony West, said in a statement to Bloomberg.
Uber did not immediately reply to Insider's request for comment.
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