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Frenchman Sues Uber For $48M, Claims App Broke Up His Marriage

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With all the available connected technologies today, consumers are sharing more information with one another. From check-ins at a favorite restaurant to Instagramming a sunset overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge, there aren’t many private moments that go undocumented.

Because of all of these technologies, it’s nearly impossible to keep anything a secret. Unfortunately, this is not something one man was recently keeping in mind. A French businessman from Côte d’Azur is suing the ridesharing app Uber for €45 million in damages, which equates to approximately $48 million.

Why is this man suing Uber for a sum that large?

While there’s currently no confirmation on why the amount of money being demanded is so high, we are certain of the reason for this legal filing. This man used the Uber app to schedule rides, but rather than using his own smartphone, he chose to use his wife’s device. Once his ride was ordered, the man shut off her app hoping that she would never notice.

The one thing the man likely wasn’t aware of was the fact that Uber sends a notification to users when their account is being used. This alerted the man’s wife each time her account was being used, and when he provided the typical “I’m working late” excuse, she knew he was less than honest with her. As a result, the two are now in the midst of a divorce.

At this time, Uber has chosen not to comment as a spokesperson said: “Uber doesn’t comment publicly on individual cases and especially on cases that involve a divorcing couple.”

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