Uber Criminal Complaint Raises the Stakes for Breach Response

If your instincts to keep an incident secret, take a look at what’s happening at Uber…:

[…] The complaint does not allege that Mr. Sullivan made false statements in any communications with the FTC. Instead, the complaint alleges that Mr. Sullivan took numerous actions to conceal the breach from the FTC and Uber’s new executive leadership team (which had joined the company after the breach), including hiding aspects of the breach from certain engineers, lawyers and executives. The former CEO—who was still in his position at the time of the 2016 breach—however, was allegedly informed by Mr. Sullivan about the incident.

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