Uber was just fined more than $1.2 million over the giant 2016 data hack

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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

  • Uber has been fined nearly $1.2 million for failing to protect customers' personal information during a 2016 cyber attack that impacted millions of users.
  • The fines were imposed by Britain's Information Commissioner's Office and the Dutch Data Protection Authority.
  • Uber revealed last year that around 2.7 million people in the UK were affected by the data breach.

British and Dutch regulators on Tuesday fined ride-hailing service Uber for failing to protect customers' personal information during a 2016 cyber attack involving millions of users.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in Britain slapped a £385,000 ($490,759.50) fine on the firm, while the Dutch Data Protection Authority imposed a fine of €600,000 ($678,780.00) on Uber.Advertisement

Uber revealed last year that around 2.7 million people in the UK were affected by the 2016 data breach that it kept secret. Hackers stole details belonging to 50 million riders and seven million drivers.

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