Uber faces slew of investigations in wake of ‘outrageous’ data hack cover-up

  • US, UK, Australia and Philippines to investigate hack that affected 57m people
  • Global nature of breach exposes Uber to potential liability in many regions

Uber is facing government scrutiny around the world in the wake of its admission it concealed a massive data breach affecting 57 million drivers and passengers.

The $68bn ride-hailing company acknowledged Tuesday that hackers had stolen the personal information in October 2016, and that Uber had paid them $100,000 to destroy the information and keep the breach quiet.

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Uber failed to tell UK authorities of data breach, says No 10

Taxi-hailing firm warned it may face higher fines as inquiry continues into whether UK customers’ details were compromised

UK authorities were unaware of a mass data breach at Uber that potentially put British customers’ personal details into the hands of cyber criminals.

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