Uber informs regulator 2.7mn users in UK affected by 2016 breach

Uber Technologies has informed Britain’s data protection regulator that 2.7 million user accounts in the country were affected by a data breach in 2016. The company disclosed the breach last week. It involved names, mobile-phone numbers and email addresses, the ride-hailing firm told the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO said it expects Uber to alert all of the affected users in the UK as soon as possible. Uber failed to disclose a massive breach last year, which disclosed the data of some 57 million users, the company’s new chief executive officer said last week, according to Reuters.