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30 November 2017, 01:14 | Marta Robbins
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The statement also says that the government "takes both the protection of personal data and the right to privacy extremely seriously".
According to Uber, the 2.7 million figure is "approximate rather than an accurate and definitive account" - this is because the information gathered by the firm's app does not always specify where users live.
Because Washington's data breach law does not define "personal information" as including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers, the complaint filed by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson relates only to the Uber drivers residing in Washington.
Central to the lawsuit are claims that Uber failed to protect its data and, once the breach occurred, actively went out of its way to hide this. "On its own, this information is unlikely to pose a direct threat to citizens".
"We'll be working with the NCSC plus other relevant authorities in the United Kingdom and overseas to determine the scale of the breach, how it has affected people in the United Kingdom and what steps need to be taken by the firm to ensure it fully complies with its data protection obligations. However, its use may make other scams, such as bogus emails or calls appear more credible", ICO Deputy Commissioner James Dipple-Johnstone said. People should continue to be vigilant and follow the advice from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
Earlier this month it was revealed that the hack on Uber, which affected 50 million riders and seven million drivers worldwide, was hidden under the leadership of now-ousted CEO Travis Kalanick, who reportedly paid hackers $100,000 to delete the data they collected.
"We are monitoring the affected accounts and have flagged them for additional fraud protection", the company said.
"Uber's conduct has been truly stunning". If the breach impacts at least 500 residents, the business must also notify the attorney general's office within 45 days.
Although several class actions have already been filed against Uber-as well as at least one suit filed by a municipality-the Washington enforcement action marks a new type of liability Uber will face in connection with the 2016 breach.
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