Uber has revealed that 2.7m riders and drivers have been affected by the massive hack which hit 57m worldwide.
Chicago Corporation Counsel Ed Siskel, who filed the complaint in conjunction with Foxx, said that companies should not be permitted to violate the law by "failing to safeguard personal information and then covering it up, preventing those impacted from taking steps to protect themselves", the station reported.
"The Board will be calling Uber's attention on the matter of its alleged admission on the breach of data privacy and will conduct its own investigation", LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said in a text message to reporters on Wednesday.
CRAPSICAB COMPANY Uber has admitted that as many as 2.7 million United Kingdom customers and drivers were affected by the 2016 mega-hack on the company. With investigations under way by the attorneys general of Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, and NY, there will likely be more on this front soon.
The firm has said it has a total of five million active users and 50,000 drivers in the UK.
Washington is the latest state to take Uber to court over its hidden data breach. "Consumers expect and deserve protection from disclosure of their personal information".
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The complaint also noted that "Uber is aware of its responsibilities to provide notice of data security breaches", citing the fact that, in 2016, "the New York Attorney General fined Uber for failing to notify drivers and that office about a data breach that occurred in 2014".
The lawsuit seeks civil penalties in the millions of dollars. Uber failed to disclose a massive breach past year, which disclosed the data of some 57 million users, the company's new chief executive officer said last week, according to Reuters. Uber has now started to reveal more information about what happened.
"We are committed to changing the way we do business, putting integrity at the core of every decision we make and working hard to regain the trust of consumers", said Nathan Hambley, an Uber spokesman.
Uber has been forced to quit several countries, including Denmark and Hungary, and faced regulatory battles in multiple US states and around the world.
However, Attorney General Ferguson contends that each day that Uber failed to report the breach to each of the drivers-as well as to his office-counts as a separate violation.