Uber Hack Affected 2.7 Million Users And Drivers In The UK

Uber Hack Affected 2.7 Million Users And Drivers In The UK

Uber Hack Affected 2.7 Million Users And Drivers In The UK

The so-called Article 29 Working Party said on its website it "established a taskforce on the UBER data breach case", led by the Dutch data protection authority that will include members of the French, Italian, Spanish, Belgian, German and British authorities.

Europe's national privacy regulators have joined forces to tackle Uber over the way it handled its monumental data breach previous year.

Uber recently landed in trouble because 57 million of its users had been hacked, and the company spent a bunch of money to deliberately hide that fact from the rest of the world.

According to The Chicago Tribune, Uber disclosed the data breach last week and said the company paid out $100,000 in an effort to silence hackers from exposing the breach to the public. Not only that, the company reportedly tried to sweep the matter under the rug.

The stolen information includes names, email addresses and phone numbers and - for USA drivers - licence numbers.

"Washington law is clear: When a data breach puts people at risk, businesses must inform them", Ferguson said in the release.

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Several states, including Missouri, Massachusetts and NY, have opened investigations, and the city of Chicago sued Uber on Tuesday for failing to notify affected residents.

Digital minister Matt Hancock said in a written statement: "The government expects Uber to respond fully to the incident with the urgency it demands and to provide the appropriate support to its customers and drivers in the UK".

Ferguson's lawsuit is the first from a state, although attorneys general in New York, Missouri, Massachusetts, Connecticut and IL have begun investigations, and the city of Chicago and Cook County have filed a lawsuit.

Uber also faces lawsuits filed by consumers over the issue.

The attorney general is seeking a penalty of $2,000 for each of the almost 11,000 Washington residents affected by the breach. If that penalty were applied to each of the affected drivers in Washington, it would total almost $22 million in penalties.

In a statement, Uber said the 2.7 million figure was still an approximation, not an accurate or definitive number.

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