France Slaps Uber With €400K Fine Over 2016 Data Breach

By Ben Kochman (December 20, 2018, 7:33 PM EST) -- France's data protection agency said Thursday that it has fined Uber €400,000 ($460,000) for covering up a 2016 data breach that exposed personal records from 57 million clients and drivers worldwide.

The fine from the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertes, or CNIL, makes France the latest European country to fine the ride-hailing company for its handling of the breach, which came before the EU's new higher-penalty data regime, the General Data Protection Regulation, came into effect in May. The breach affected 1.4 million users in France, the watchdog said.

Uber has faced a slew of regulatory probes and civil...

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