FTC Launches Investigation into Uber

Federal jury just recently convicted a former company executive.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a formal investigation into Uber after many customers complained that they are being prevented from using Uber Rewards points as the company prepares to phase out the program. Customers have been experiencing repeated error messages trying to redeem their points before November 1, some of whom have amassed points equal to $150 in rides.

The Justice Department recently announced the conviction of the former Chief Security Officer of Uber, Joseph Sullivan, by a federal jury for attempting to cover up a security breach of the company in 2016. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Hinds said, “We will not tolerate concealment of important information from the public by corporate executives more interested in protecting their reputation and that of their employers than in protecting users. Where such conduct violates the federal law, it will be prosecuted.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Chair Lina Khan as she oversees the investigation into Uber regarding the blocked customer reward points.
  • For Department of Justice attorneys as they seek to support cyber security and the protection of customers’ privacy.
  • For federal district court judges and juries as they hear and decide cases.

Sources: NY Post, Justice Department


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