Missouri AG Hawley announced today that he is investigating the Uber secruity breach
Jefferson City, MO/November 22, 2017 (STL.News) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced his office will take immediate action to investigate the Uber data breach and whether Uber’s ensuing conduct violated Missouri consumer-protection and data-privacy laws.
On Wednesday, the Attorney General’s Office sent a letter to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi demanding that Uber take immediate action to notify all affected consumers, protect those consumers’ personal information, and prevent any future breaches.
“Missouri consumers deserve to know if and when their personal information is compromised—whether that occurs under Uber’s watch or that of other large tech companies,” Hawley said. “As I made clear last week, my Office is committed to protecting the privacy and safety of Missouri consumers against the whims of tech giants.”
Missouri law requires that companies provide prompt notice to consumers whose information may have been compromised. In addition, Uber’s failure to secure data as well the concealment of the data breach may violate Missouri’s consumer-protection laws.
Attorney General Hawley previously announced investigations into Equifax and Google. You can read the letter sent to Uber here.
For more information about what do if you are victim of a data breach, click here.