Uber fined INR 8.5Cr for 2016 data breach

Emailed on Thursday, 29 November 2018

Uber got fined by the British and Dutch authorities approximately for INR 8.5Cr for data breach happened back in 2016. It exposed the personal information of 2.7 million of Uber users from the UK.

Uber admitted the data breach in December 2017 which were occurring in 2016 where personal information of 157 million worldwide users, including phone numbers, email address stolen by hackers. Uber also paid to shut the Florida hacker around $100,000 to delete the data.

UK laws permit you to inform any data breach or cyber attack within 72 hours, if you failed to do so, you got fined. The new GDPR policy will fine around 4% of total revenue of the company for such data breaches.

U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined Uber for“Failing to protect customers’ personal information during a cyber attack”.Uber settlement in the US over the same data breach cost ride-hailing startup around INR 1117 Cr.

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