British, Dutch Regulators Fine Uber for 2016 Cyber Attack


British and Dutch regulators on Tuesday [Nov. 27] fined ride-hailing service Uber for failing to protect customers’ personal information during a 2016 cyber attack involving millions of users.

Names, mobile phone numbers and email addresses were compromised in the breach, which involved 57 million users worldwide. That included 2.7 million user accounts in Britain, representing the vast majority of people using the ride-hailing service in the country.
The UK Information Commission Office (ICO) fined 385,000 lira ($ 490,760) for the company, while the Netherlands Data Protection Agency (DPA) fined 600,000 euros ($ 678,780).

. This is not only a serious failure of the data security on the part of Uber, but also for the customers and drivers that have stolen their personal information, göz ICO Director Director Steve Eckersley said in a statement.

Adı At that time, no steps were taken to inform anyone affected by the infringement or to offer help and support. That left them vulnerable. “

The ICO also noted that in October and November 2016, about 82,000 drivers based in the UK kept records – including details of travels and how much they paid.

The violation took place earlier this year before the entry into force of the General Data Protection Directive (GDPR). This will allow the ICO to fine up to 17 million liras or fines up to 4% of the company’s global turnover.

He is also faced with a long-standing legal battle over workers’ rights in London, facing licensing issues in London. He said he has changed data applications since 2016 and has hired the chief secretary and data protection officer of this year.
Uber, said in a statement, “We are pleased to end this data since 2016 section.” Said.

Için As we shared with European officials during their investigation, we have carried out a series of technical improvements both immediately after the events and since then for the security of our systems. “

In the Netherlands, 174 thousand people were violated and the Dutch DPA said it punished Uber for not reporting 72 hours after the incident.

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