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November 28, 2017

Uber Facing Scrutiny over Hack Revelations

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Industry
  • Robotics/AI

The Hill – According to a series of stories published by The Hill over the past several days, Uber is reeling from a new controversy over revelations the company tried to cover up a massive breach last year in which hackers pilfered information from 57 million of its customers.

As a result of the hack, the ride-share company now faces probes from multiple state attorneys general, as well as international regulators in Europe.

The revelation has already triggered questions on Capitol Hill, with Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) demanding answers from company leadership on its response to the incident. "I write to you with grave concerns about your company's handling of a breach impacting millions of your users and hundreds of thousands of your drivers," Warner wrote in a letter to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi on Monday.

Separately, Republicans on the Senate Finance and Commerce Committees wrote to Khosrowshahi requesting information on the circumstances surrounding the data breach.

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