Now that virtually every institution and business imaginable has an online presence, consumers are often forced to put their personal information online. Because of the possibility of hackers, companies are expected to implement safeguards against the possibility that our most private information will be exposed to the world by the click of a button. Oftentimes, however, such safeguards are inadequate, or even non-existent, and valuable information unintendedly becomes public. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert negligence attorney at 617-787-3700.
Uber, the ride share giant that has transformed the way we think about convenience in transportation, is the target of lawsuits in a number of jurisdictions that claims it was negligent in allowing a massive data breach that resulted in millions of customers’ personal data becoming available to the general public. According to one of the complaints, “Uber failed to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature and scope of the information compromised in the data breach.” Five Attorney Generals so far are also suing Uber; they include the States of New York, Missouri, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Illinois. Uber also allegedly paid hackers thousands of dollars to keep quiet about the data breach.
According to reports, the cyber attack targeted the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of over 50 million users of the app. Over 7 million Uber drivers also had their information hacked. Customers and drivers also had their credit cards, social security numbers, and trip location details subject to exposure. Uber has, for the moment, declined to comment on the pending litigation.
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