Uber Fined £385,000 Over Data Breach
British and Dutch regulators on Tuesday fined ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc for failing to protect customers’ personal information during a 2016 cyber attack involving millions of users.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in Britain slapped a 385,000 pound ($490,759.50) fine on the firm, while the Dutch Data Protection Authority imposed a fine of 600,000 euros ($678,780.00) on Uber.
The Information Comissioner’s Office (ICO) said it had shown “complete disregard” for the customers as well as 82,000 drivers whose records were taken.
Details of the hack, which affected 57 million Uber users worldwide, were first disclosed last year – when it also emerged that the company paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the data rather than notifying the victims.
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