Uber Faces Over $1M In UK, Dutch Fines Over Data Breach
Law360 (November 27, 2018, 6:13 PM EST) -- Uber was hit with fines of almost $1.2 million from British and Dutch privacy watchdogs Tuesday over a 2016 data breach of millions of customer records.
The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office fined Uber £385,000 ($490,000) for failing to protect customers’ personal information during a cyberattack, saying a “series of avoidable data security flaws” allowed the details of around 2.7 million British customers to be downloaded by attackers from a storage cloud run by Uber’s U.S. parent company. The data included names, email addresses and phone numbers.
Hackers also took the records of almost 82,000 drivers based in the UK, including journeys...
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