The same law firm that won a Supreme Court decision granting the right to sue Facebook in a B.C. court has now launched a class-action lawsuit against Uber on behalf of Albertans whose personal information was compromised in the company’s recently revealed data breach.
The international ride-hailing company admitted last week that personal information belonging to 57 million of its customers had been stolen in 2016.
Rather than disclose the breach, the company’s new CEO said its former chief security officer — who has since been fired — agreed to pay the hackers who stole the data $100,000 to destroy it.
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