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Uber Settles 2016 Hacking Case With DoJ

By Danny Bradbury for Infosecurity Magazine
Tuesday, July 26, 2022

In return, Uber and its affiliates escape any prosecution related to the 2016 data breach.

Ilia Kolochenko, founder of ImmuniWeb and a member of the Europol Data Protection Experts Network, warned that Uber could still face private civil litigation. “To void such undesirable situations, companies should take privacy and data breaches seriously, considering their duties and obligations under all applicable laws and regulations,” he said. “Having a well-thought-out data breach response plan in place that would include, among other things, swift interaction with internal and external legal teams, media and investors, is crucial to minimize reputational and financial damage of unpreventable data breaches. The close collaboration of technical and legal experts is the next big thing in cybersecurity.” Read Full Article

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