Published: July 13, 2022
MacGann lobbied for Uber between 2014 and 2016 in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He recently admitted that he was the whistleblower who leaked thousands of documents to The Guardian, a British newspaper.
He believes that Uber broke the law in many countries and misled people about the company’s business model, which made him decide to speak up.
He further admitted being the one who has been talking to governments, people, and media that the transportation company should change the rules so that the drivers and customers can benefit from the economic opportunity.
Uber recorded enormous growth over the past decade with different products and services. It currently operates in over 700 cities worldwide. Thus, following the leak of thousands of documents, it exposed its rapid expansion mechanics.
Additionally, due to accusations and attacks from journalists who received the leaked documents and were saying that Uber broke the laws, the company stated that MacGann is not in a credible position to speak now.
They further stated that he only “blew the whistle” following a lawsuit when Uber paid him 585,000 Euros for a bonus he said the company owed him.
On Sunday, several news organizations, including the Washington Post, Le Monde, and the BBC, published their first articles from the Uber Files after The Guardian shared around 124,000 documents with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
The company denied all the accusations against it and that everything had changed already since the former CEO Travis Kalanick, who was accused of creating a toxic workplace culture, left.