Uber hit with 2 lawsuits over gigantic 2016 data breach
In the 48 hours since the explosive revelations that Uber sustained a massive data breach in 2016, two separate proposed class-action lawsuits have been filed in different federal courts across California.
The cases allege substantial negligence on Uber’s part: plaintiffs say the company failed to keep safe the data of the affected 50 million customers and 7 million drivers. Uber reportedly paid $100,000 to delete the stolen data and keep news of the breach quiet.
On Tuesday, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote: "None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it."