Italy and UK have already joined Poland, Austria, and Netherlands in launching separate probes. Moreover, the European Union privacy regulators may conduct a joint investigation into Uber Hack.
EU authorities will discuss the massive data breach cover-up
Next week the EU authorities will discuss the massive data breach cover-up. However, the authorities might form a task force to delve into the matter. In fact, Reuters reported that “the chair of the group of European data protection authorities, the Article 29 Working Party – said on Thursday the data breach would be…at its meeting on Nov. 28 and 29”.
Normally, the working party group doesn’t form any taskforce unless it’s a big case.
Information on 57 million passenger and drivers
Uber, the ride-hailing company disclosed that in 2016 hackers stole the information of 57 million passenger and drivers worldwide. Moreover, the information includes names, email ID, and license numbers of the drivers.
Antonello Soro, president of the Italian Data Protection Authority, said Reuters, “We cannot but voice our strong concern for the breach suffered by Uber, which was reported belatedly by the U.S. Company. We initiated our inquiries and are gathering all the information that can help us assess the scope of the data breach and take the appropriate steps to protect any Italian citizens involved.”
Next week we will know more about EU’s step on the data breach investigation.