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Uber fined £385,000 for losing UK customer data

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Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46357001

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Uber has been fined £385,000 for letting hackers steal data on 2.7 million UK customers.

The full names, addresses and phone numbers of users went astray in the 2016 attack.

The data had been stolen thanks to "avoidable data security flaws", said the Information Commissioner's Office.

Uber has also been fined 600,000 euros (£532,000) by data regulators in Holland over the same breach, as it also affected 174,000 Dutch customers.

"This was not only a serious failure of data security on Uber's part but a complete disregard for the customers and drivers whose personal information was stolen," said Steve Eckersley, director of investigations at the ICO.

Proper punishment for one of the worst scandals and lets say if the thing had occurred after the entry of the GDPR, Uber would have risked a maxi-fine of 4% of its worldwide turnover. Also, Uber deserve this fine because Uber let hackers stole 2.7 million UK customers information. Full names, addresses, and phone numbers can lead to identity theft possibility. 
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I've never trusted Uber. The fact that random strangers on the internet can start to drive people around with minimal training seems really sketchy to me.

Not a fan of the idea tbh

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What the UK government is saying is that Uber is paying about 14.3 pence ($0.18) per person impacted. The Dutch government says 3.45 Euro ($3.90) per person and the US government seems to think personal data is worth about $2.50 a person. This is at 2.7 million, 174,000, and 57 million people impacted in each country respectively.

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well to be fair they didn't "lose" it, they just let other people access it, copy it, and use it.

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1 minute ago, VegetableStu said:

so they facebooked it o_o

ye

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