Policy, Compliance

U.K., Dutch fine Uber $1.2 million over data breach violations

The U.K. and Netherland’s government fined Uber a combined $1.2 million over for the data breach the company endured in 2016 that exposed the data on many of its customers and drivers.

Privacy regulators from the U.K. levied a $491,000 penalty, while their Dutch colleagues issued a $600,000 fine, according to The Irish Times.

The data breach affected 2.7 million U.K. customers and about 82,000 drivers. In The Netherlands 174,000 customers were involved and Dutch government officials said the fine was levied due to Uber not informing the government within 72 hours.

Uber reached a settlement in September agreeing to pay more than $148 million for the 2016 breach that affected more than 57 million customers and drivers worldwide. Not only did Uber not inform those affected and the proper regulatory agencies, but it also reportedly paid $100,000 to the hackers to delete its stolen information.

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