US: Lawsuit against Uber over data breach

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The Los Angeles City Attorney has reportedly sued ride global transportation Technology Company over a data breach by the company in which 600,000 U.S. drivers’ names and license numbers were stolen.

The lawsuit has alleged that the ride-sharing app has violated California law by neglecting to notify the customers.

It was reported that the lawsuit seeks $2,500 for each violation of the law.

Mike Feuer filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court said in a statement, “If any company should know better, it’s Uber, which reached a previous settlement after allegedly failing to provide timely notice to its users about an earlier security breach. Uber and other companies holding vast amounts of private data need to safeguard it — and immediately come clean if the information is compromised”.

It was learned that the Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has revealed that company became aware that two individuals allegedly accessed user data stored on a third-party Cloud-based service in the year 2016.

Adding further to this, he said, “We’re taking action because we believe very strongly in the importance of protecting consumers”.

Reports said that the breach included the names and license numbers of around 600,000 drivers in the US and some information of 57 million Uber users across the globe.

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