British, Dutch regulators fine Uber for 2016 data hack

FILE PHOTO: The Uber application is seen on a mobile phone in London
FILE PHOTO: The Uber application is seen on a mobile phone in London, Britain, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

November 27, 2018

(Reuters) – British and Dutch regulators on Tuesday fined ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc for failing to protect customers’ personal information during a 2016 cyber attack involving millions of users.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in Britain slapped a 385,000 pound ($490,759.50) fine on the firm, while the Dutch Data Protection Authority imposed a fine of 600,000 euros ($678,780.00) on Uber.

(Reporting by Muvija M in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr)

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