The probe, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, adds to a long list of issues at the highly valued San Francisco firm. Uber has endured months of turmoil from companywide sexual harassment investigations, the resignation of its chief executive,
The passenger had alleged that her driver raped her after a ride in 2014. But Uber, apparently doubting her story and facing criticism from Indian officials, obtained her medical records and distributed them internally. Uber confirmed in June that the executive who reportedly first got the records was no longer with the company.
Earlier this year, reports emerged that the Justice Department was looking into allegations that Uber employed tactics to circumvent law enforcement investigations into its practices.
Spokespersons for Uber and the Justice Department didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.