According to the Article 29 Working Party, EU privacy regulators are set to discuss Uber’s data breach issue on Nov. 28 and 29, and are expected to form a task force to coordinate national investigations.
The ride-hailing firm will be facing heavy regulatory scrutiny after CEO Dara Khosrowshahi admitted that the company paid a $100,000 ransom to hackers to keep the breach secret for around a year.
Regulators have already expressed their concerns strongly on the breach. The British data regulator said that Uber’s coverup put into question the company’s data policies and ethics. Italian Data Protection Authority head Antonello Soro said last Wednesday that they have already made inquiries, gathered information, and taken the necessary steps to protect Italian citizens who may have been involved.