Nov 23, 2017

Deirdre Mulligan Comments on Uber Data Breach

From the Wall Street Journal

Millions of Uber customers are only just now learning about a massive data breach that occurred at the company in October 2016, and School of Information professor Deirdre Mulligan comments on the case in this story. She had served as an advisor to California lawmakers when they were drafting their policy on breach notifications.

Mulligan says, “The provisions that allow for delay are not about getting your new management in order.” Uber, which is based in San Francisco, has said that the names, email addresses and phone numbers for millions of riders were accessed, as well as the driver's license numbers for about 600,000 drivers, and that, she says, would have triggered California's disclosure requirement.

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Associate Professor Deirdre Mulligan
Associate Professor Deirdre Mulligan

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November 28, 2017