Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Uber Technologies
Current Parent Company: 
Uber Technologies
Penalty: 
$7,500,000
Year: 
2018
Date: 
May 11, 2018
Primary Offense: 
employment screening violation
Secondary Offense: 
Fair Credit Reporting Act violation
Violation Description: 

Uber agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle allegations that it improperly obtain consumer background reports on prospective drivers without their permission.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Northern District of California
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
3:14-cv-5200
Case Name: 
In re Uber FCRA Litigation
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
miscellaneous services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
transportation services
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Parent company note: 
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