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Uber data leak cover-up triggers govt investigations across the globe

Uber said on Tuesday that in late 2016 it had paid hackers $100,000 to destroy data on more than 57 million customers and driver stolen from the company and decided not to report the matter

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Governments around the globe launched investigations into Uber Technologies Inc after the company disclosed it had covered up a breach that exposed data on millions of customers and drivers, the latest scandal to rock the ride-hailing firm. Authorities in Britain and the United States, two top Uber markets, as well as Australia and the Philippines said on Wednesday they would investigate the company's response to the data breach. Some US lawmakers called for Congressional hearings and implored the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to look into the matter. Uber said on ...

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First Published: Thu, November 23 2017. 09:36 IST