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Colombia Orders Uber to Improve Data Security After 2016 Breach

Colombia has given ride-hailing app Uber Technologies four months to improve its data security, the commerce regulator said on Tuesday, after a 2016 data breach affected more than 260,000 of the South American country’s residents.

Last year, Uber agreed to pay a fine of $148 million in a settlement reached in the United States for failing to disclose the massive breach.

The settlement followed a 10-month investigation into the breach, which exposed personal data from around 57 million accounts, including 600,000 driver’s license numbers.

Uber is popular in Colombia even though the government says its use is illegal. The country has not yet read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com