The FTC alleged that Uber’s failure to provide reasonable data security allowed a hacker to access personal information about Uber drivers in May 2014. The information included more than 100,000 drivers’ names and license numbers. Uber has notified the affected drivers. The complaint alleges that Uber could have taken reasonable, low-cost measures that could have helped the company prevent the breach.
The FTC’s complaint also charges that Uber failed to live up to its promise to monitor driver and rider accounts for unauthorized access by Uber employees