As the leaked cache of confidential files illustrated its potentially dubious and illegal means of pushing into markets around the world, Uber said it would not make excuses for its past but wanted to be judged by its actions over the past five years.
A joint media investigation dubbed the ‘Uber Files, found that Uber used “stealth technology” to fend off government investigations.
An Uber India spokesperson declined to comment, pointing to a global statement the ride-sharing company issued in response to the investigation.
In a statement, Uber acknowledged “mistakes” in the past and said the company, under CEO Dara Khosrowshahi since 2017, “is a different company.”
“We have not and will not apologize for past behavior that is clearly inconsistent with our current values. Instead, we ask the public to judge us by what we have done over the past five years and what we will do in the years to come,” the statement read.