WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security – today released the following statement after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) revised its settlement with Uber Technologies, Inc. in relation to Uber’s 2016 data breach:
“Following the inquiries and oversight conducted by our subcommittee, I am pleased to see the FTC taking seriously its enforcement responsibilities related to data security and breach notification. The new provisions of this settlement will require Uber to disclose any future incidents to the FTC by imposing civil penalties – setting a firm precedent that misconduct or omission of information in relation to the reporting of consumer data will not be tolerated. I commend the FTC for bolstering its oversight in an effort to protect consumers’ sensitive information and call on the agency to continue enforcing privacy rights to the fullest extent of the law. I also look forward to the White House’s FTC nominees receiving timely consideration on the Senate floor so the FTC will be able to operate at its fullest capacity.”
Items to Note:
- In February 2018, Sen. Moran’s Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security convened a hearing entitled, “Data Security and Bug Bounty Programs: Lessons Learned from the Uber Breach and Security Researchers.” Video from the hearing is accessible here.
- In September 2017, Sen. Moran sent a letter to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi requesting information related to reports of a data breach, which Uber failed to disclose promptly, involving the personal information of 57 million customers including names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers.
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