November 27, 2018 / 9:40 AM / 2 months ago

British, Dutch regulators fine Uber for 2016 data hack

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Uber is pictured during the presentation of their new security measures in Mexico City, Mexico April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Ginnette Riquelme/File Photo

(Reuters) - British and Dutch regulators on Tuesday fined ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc for failing to protect customers’ personal information during a 2016 cyber attack involving millions of users.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in Britain slapped a 385,000 pound ($490,759.50) fine on the firm, while the Dutch Data Protection Authority imposed a fine of 600,000 euros ($678,780.00) on Uber.

($1 = 0.7845 pounds)

($1 = 0.8839 euros)

Reporting by Muvija M in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr

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