Uber spokeswoman Molly Spaeth responded in a statement, according to The Chicago Tribune, noting that the ride sharing company was "committed to changing the way we do business, putting integrity at the core of every decision we make, and working hard to regain the trust of consumers".
In a statement, deputy commisioner of the ICO, James Dipple-Johnstone, said: On its own [the stolen] information is unlikely to pose a direct threat to citizens.
"Uber's conduct has been truly stunning". It's monitoring the affected accounts and has flagged them for additional fraud protection.
The government said the new Data Protection Bill would grant the ICO further powers to defend consumer interests, and issue even higher fines of up to £18m, or 4% of an organisation's global turnover in exceptional cases.
That revelation prompted a delay in a high-profile trial over whether Uber stole self-driving auto technology from Waymo, a Google spinoff.
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Uber's former CEO Travis Kalanick , who was ousted in June of this year, reportedly knew about the hack shortly after it happened. The company took immediate steps to secure to secure the data and shut down further unauthorized access by the individuals.
Mel Tillis, Country Music Hall of Famer, Dies at 85
The singer-songwriter had written over 60 albums through his career, having over 10 top 10 singles throughout his career. Respiratory failure was the suspected cause, but the singer had suffered from intestinal issues since early 2016.
Vaccines arrive in Yemen after Saudi Arabia lifts blockade
The International Committee of the Red Cross landed a passenger flight at Sanaa on Wednesday, spokesman Ewan Watson told AFP. Officials at the port said on Saturday that no ships have arrived yet and they were not expecting any to dock soon.
Texas DPS trooper shot, killed in Freestone County
He then returned to the patrol unit and the suspect fired multiple shots from a rifle at Trooper Allen , who died at the scene. An obituary posted Friday by Bowers Funeral Home in Teague, Texas, says the funeral for Trooper Damon Allen will be at 10 a.m.