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Uber Says Nearly 3 Million Accounts in the U.K. Alone Were Affected in the 2016 Data Breach

November 29, 2017, 2:10 PM UTC

Uber Technologies has informed Britain’s data protection regulator that 2.7 million user accounts in the country were affected by the data breach in 2016, which the company disclosed last week.

The breach involved names, mobile phone numbers, and email addresses, the ride-hailing company told the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

ICO said it expects Uber to alert all the affected users in U.K. as soon as possible.

Uber failed to disclose a massive breach last year that exposed the data of some 57 million users, the company’s new chief executive officer said last week.

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In Britain, Uber drew around 2.85 million users, on average, over the past three months, according to web and mobile app traffic measurement firm SimilarWeb.

Uber was not immediately available for comment on the disclosure.