Bloomberg Law
Aug. 26, 2020, 8:36 AM

ANALYSIS: Uber’s Hidden Data Hack Draws Novel Criminal Charge

Eleanor Tyler
Eleanor Tyler
Legal Analyst

In a rare move, federal prosecutors have lodged a criminal complaint against the former chief security officer of Uber Technologies Inc., alleging he deliberately concealed a second hack of Uber’s sensitive data and allowed the hackers to continue infiltrating others’ corporate data systems and stealing personal data.

According to the criminal complaint filed Aug. 19, Uber CSO Joseph Sullivan was responsible for purposely hiding information from a Federal Trade Commission investigation. The agency was investigating Uber in 2016 for, among other things, alleged unreasonable security practices that resulted in a May 2014 data breach that exposed the personal and sensitive ...

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