California fines Uber $7.6M over slow response to data request

SAN FRANCISCO -- California is penalizing Uber's state subsidiary by $7.6 million.

California's Public Utilities Commission said Thursday that Uber had been too slow to provide the state with detailed information on the ride-hailing company's riders and drivers.

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The state had sought more information on driver accidents, and on how often drivers turned down disabled passengers and passengers in general.

Uber spokeswoman Laura Zapata said the company will pay the penalty but appeal the amount in a California court.

Zapata said Uber is now providing all the ridership and driver detail sought by the state.



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