An Uber user is suing the ride-sharing service after his wife accused him of cheating upon seeing suspicious activity and driver routes on his account.
The man, who is French, is suing Uber for €45 million euros, claiming that a bug in the Uber iPhone app sent a notification of his location to his wife’s phone, which convinced her that he was cheating and lead to their eventual divorce. The man had apparently previously used his wife’s iPhone to order a car but claims that he had then logged out of his Uber account, although the app continued to track his Uber rides and whereabouts.
David-André Darmon, a lawyer representing the unknown man, said, “My client was the victim of a bug in an application. There’s a function to disconnect but the session was not disconnected and the bug has caused him problems in his private life.”
The case against Uber was filed in Grasse, France and is reportedly set for a preliminary hearing in March according to French newspaper Le Figaro.
Le Figaro reported that they were able to replicate the bug that the man claims lead to his divorce. The bug was present on the Uber app for iPhone but only appeared on versions before an update on December 15th. It also was reportedly not present on Android apps.
Uber declined to comment on the lawsuit filed against them, claiming that they do not provide information regarding individual cases.