Washington state sues Uber for millions over data breach cover up

Washington state sues Uber for millions over data breach cover up

The data breach resulted in almost 11,000 Washington Uber drivers having their data compromised.

Amid reports that Uber paid hackers $100,000 to delete customer information that was obtained in a data breach, a group of senators raised questions on Monday about the alleged breach and the company's response.

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suing Uber for failing to disclose a massive data breach that left the personal information of 57 million people exposed.

Uber failed to disclose a massive breach a year ago, which disclosed the data of some 57 million users, the company's new chief executive officer said last week, according to Reuters.

Several states, including Missouri, Massachusetts and NY, have opened investigations, and the city of Chicago sued Uber on Tuesday for failing to notify affected residents. Uber investigated and confirmed that the individual and one other person had in fact accessed Uber's files, which included the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of about 50 million passengers worldwide.

Filipino data subjects were affected, but there was no indication that any driver's license was downloaded, it said.

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"Uber users who notice anything suspicious can contact Uber's Help Centre by tapping "Help" in the app, then "Account and Payment Options" "I have an unknown charge" "I think my account has been hacked". There is no excuse for keeping this information from consumers".

"While Uber has repeatedly asserted that there has been no evidence of fraud or misuse tied to the incident, the concealment of a data breach bears serious consequences under the Data Privacy Act of 2012", according to Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro.

Similarly, the UK's Minister of State for Digital, Matt Hancock, said, "The Government expects Uber to respond fully to the incident with the urgency it demands and to provide the appropriate support to its customers and drivers in the United Kingdom". Under such a theory, he argues that Uber should face a penalty of several millions of dollars.

It also notes that Uber has run into trouble before for failing to notify users.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in King County Superior Court.

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