New York, NY—February 12, 2021—The New York City Department of Transportation has announced that a car service has been suspended in New York after Uber shared driver information with the company.
The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced the suspension in a press release on Tuesday.
The DMV said the suspension comes after Uber violated the terms of service and violated the regulations pertaining to driver information.
Uber did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The department says Uber’s failure to disclose driver information violates the city’s Consumer Fraud and Abuse Act, which states that “if a consumer fraudulently provides personal information without authorization, he or she shall be liable for damages to the consumer and for attorney fees, costs and costs of recovering the consumer’s information.”
Uber and Lyft have been cooperating with the Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Security Unit.
Uber says it has been cooperating.
In addition to the suspension, Uber has agreed to stop sharing driver information from other ride-hailing companies.
Uber and other ride sharing companies have been under fire from regulators and drivers for sharing their information with taxi companies.
Uber has been under investigation for illegally sharing rider information.