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Washington state AG sues Uber over data breach

30 November, 2017, 13:39 | Author: Melinda Barton
  • Washington is the latest state to take Uber to court over its hidden data breach

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

Just days after Uber admitted of a massive cyberattack and breach of personal data of 50m users and 7m drivers globally, the ride sharing firm has said today that in that breach personal data of approximately 2.7m people in the United Kingdom has been exposed.

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will conduct its investigation on the data breach involving personal data of users of ridesharing firm Uber in the Philippines.

The group of European data protection authorities said today they set up a task force to probe ride-sharing company Uber.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the firm said that hackers made off with names, email addresses, and phone numbers of those affected in October 2016, adding that location history, credit card numbers and dates of birth were not obtained in the massive data breach. Almost 11,000 drivers in the state were affected.


The senators posed 11 questions including when Uber first learned about the data breach, how many customers were affected, what types of data were compromised, what regulators were notified, and what steps were taken to mitigate potential harm to consumers whose information was comprised.

Just over a week ago, Uber revealed that the personal information of 57 million customers had been stolen previous year in a cyberattack. "There is no excuse for keeping this information from consumers". Under such a theory, he argues that Uber should face a penalty of several millions of dollars.

"We are monitoring the affected accounts and have flagged them for additional fraud protection", the company said.

The letter also notes that Uber entered into a consent order with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in August 2017 in response to the company's privacy and data security standards.

Ferguson announced the state's lawsuit hours after developments in a California court case revealed that federal prosecutors are investigating allegations that Uber deployed an espionage team to plunder trade secrets from its rivals.

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