Uber fined £385,000 for losing UK customer data

Uber fined £385,000 for losing UK customer data

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.

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