Canada’s privacy watchdog launches investigation into Uber hack
11 Dec 2017


Canada’s privacy commissioner is opening a formal investigation into a 2016 Uber breach that compromised the personal information of tens of millions of the ride-hailing service’s users.

Similar investigations have been launched by authorities in the U.S., U.K. and Australia, as well as numerous U.S. states, while a class-action lawsuit has also been filed in Alberta.

Uber revealed last month that information on more than 57 million of the service’s riders and drivers was stolen in 2016, though the company says it has no evidence the data was misused.

The company won’t say how many Canadians users had data stolen. The U.K. government says it learned that 2.7 million U.K. users were affected.

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