Congress pressures Uber over data breach
Senators are targeting Uber after the company said that 57 million accounts belonging to drivers and customers had been breached by hackers.
Why it matters: It's just the latest regulatory headache for Uber, which still has an IPO in its sights.
Democratic Sen. Mark Warner said in a letter to the company's CEO that "Uber's conduct raises serious questions about the company's compliance with relevant state and federal regulations." Warner has been a key critic of the tech industry of late, especially over allegations Russian operatives used online platforms to interfere with the 2016 election.
Sen. John Thune, the chamber's third-highest ranking Republican and the chair of the Commerce Committee, joined three others on a separate letter saying that it was a "a serious incident that merits further scrutiny" and that a payment to the hackers was especially "troubling." That letter also includes Orrin Hatch, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee. Both letters request responses from the company.