Uber Hit With $1.2 Million Additional Fines for 2016 Data BreachUber Hit With $1.2 Million Additional Fines for 2016 Data Breach
Now the penalties are coming from Europe.
November 28, 2018
UK and Dutch authorities have fined Uber a total of $1.7 million in fines for exposing customers' personal information in its 2016 data breach.
The latest financial fallout for Uber comes in the wake of September's $148 million settlement with the 50 US states and the District of Columbia for violating data breach reporting laws in its cover-up of the epic hack that affected 57 million US users.
The UK Information Commissioner's Office fined the ride-sharing firm $491,284, while the Dutch Data Protection Authority set a $679,257 penalty, CNBC reported. Some 2.7 million Uber customers were affected in the UK and 174,000 in The Netherlands.
"This was not only a serious failure of data security on Uber's part, but a complete disregard for the customers and drivers whose personal information was stolen," said ICO director of investigations Steve Eckersley. "At the time, no steps were taken to inform anyone affected by the breach, or to offer help and support. That left them vulnerable."
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