French man sues Uber app for letting his wife know he had a lover

ETIENNE LAURENT

Uber and VTC ('Vehicules de Tourisme avec Chauffeur' - Tourism Vehicles with Driver) drivers block the ring road creating a large traffic jam to protest against the French government favoring taxis, in Paris, France, 04 February 2016. Uber has been ordered to pay 1,2 million euro to the French taxi trade union, according to media reports, with some Uber drivers found to be not playing by the rules.

French man sues Uber app for letting his wife know he had a lover


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A businessman in southern France sued the Uber ride application for giving out personal details that led to his divorce, the BBC reports.

The man used his wife’s phone to call a taxi and then logged off. However, the application continued to send notifications to his wife’s iPhone, letting her know where he was going. The man’s lawyer says the app was bugged.

Through automatic updates on her screen, the wife soon discovered that her husband was following suspicious routes and, eventually, that he had a lover.

The wife then divorced her husband.

The man is now suing Uber requesting compensation to the tune of €45m, according to Le Figaro. Apparently, the Uber application issue has been successfully resolved since December 2016.

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