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Executives of Uber travel around the globe to reassure regulators


Uber executives are travelling the globe to reassure regulators that the company is changing the way it does business, after a string of controvers­ies hurt the ride-hailing firm’s reputation, its Asian head told Reuterson Monday. It is also still in talks with Japan’s SoftBank Group for an investment, said Brooks Entwistle ( pictured), Uber Technologi­es’ recently appointed chief business officer for Asia Pacific. The comments come on the heels of Uber’s disclosure past week that it covered up a 2016 data breach involving 57 million customers and drivers. The revelation prompted government­s in countries including Britain, the United States, Australia and the Philippine­s to launch probes into the breach and Uber’s handling of the matter. “We have changed tacks in so many ways in dealing with regulators, dealing with government­s,” Entwistle said in an interview in Tokyo, where he is meeting Japanese officials and potential business partners.

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