FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Abigail Lootens / Christine Gianakis
Department of Consumer Affairs
(212) 436-0042 email@example.com
STATEMENTS FROM DCA COMMISSIONER LORELEI SALAS AND TLC COMMISSIONER MEERA JOSHI ON UBER DATA BREACH/FAILURE TO REPORT
“Uber’s attempt to save face by covering up the security breach that caused millions of people’s personal information to be exposed instead of immediately alerting consumers sends a clear message that their company’s reputation is their top priority – not their customers or workers. Uber betrayed the public’s trust and compromised the ability of consumers and workers to take steps to protect themselves. We're investigating all avenues and will take all action within our authority to protect workers and consumers,” said DCA Commissioner Salas.
“The TLC is actively investigating this matter. Uber's failure to secure the information of New York City residents is a deeply troubling betrayal of the trust drivers and passengers have put in the company. This betrayal is worsened by the failure to make mandated timely notifications of a breach of this magnitude to authorities, including the TLC, and then by concealing it for more than a year,” said TLC Commissioner Joshi.