Late on 7 June, Recode reported that Eric Alexander, president of business, Asia Pacific at Uber is “no longer with the company”. While it isn’t immediately clear what led to Alexander’s exit, Recode, quoting multiple sources, said that Alexander had obtained medical records of the woman who had been raped in an Uber car in New Delhi in 2014.
The Last Line Uber India Crosses?
We trace how or why Uber came to be in possession of the medical records of a woman customer who was raped by one of its drivers in Delhi in 2014. It's murky and unethical at best, or plain illegal at worst.
Uber, as a witness in the case, has no legal grounds for procuring the medical reports of the victim
Based out of Hong Kong, Eric Alexander was one of the most important executives at Uber, leading its Asia-Pacific efforts, the company's most significant market outside of the US
At the time of the rape, Uber's expansion efforts into India was in its infancy, without a team. It relied on three or four key Indian executives to spearhead its operations in the country
This incident is part of two separate investigations at the company, where more than 200 complaints have been filed of mismanagement, including allegations of sexual harassment