Nov 27, 2018 - Technology

U.K. and Netherlands fine Uber over 2016 data breach

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The U.K. and the Netherlands have fined Uber £385,000 ($491,000) and €600,000 ($679,000) respectively over its failure to disclosure a breach of customer data in 2016.

The big picture: Since the General Data Protection Regulation went into effect this year, European countries have become ever more active in holding companies accountable for their handling of consumer data. Uber has faced scrutiny at home over its security practices as well, settling with the FTC last month and agreeing to pay $148 million in a nationwide settlement led by California in September.

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