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Dutch DPA: fine for data breach Uber

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA) imposes a fine of €600.000 upon Uber B.V. and Uber Technologies, Inc (UTI) for violating the Dutch data breach regulation. In 2016 a data breach occurred at the Uber concern in the form of unauthorised access to personal data of customers and drivers. The Uber concern is fined because it did not report the data breach to the Dutch DPA and the data subjects within 72 hours after the discovery of the breach.

This data breach has affected 57 million Uber users worldwide, and concerns 174.000 Dutch citizens. Amongst the data were names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of customers and drivers.

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