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Conviction in Uber data-breach trial sounds alarm bells for cybersecurity industry
11 October 2022 00:00
The conviction of Joe Sullivan, Uber’s former head of security, over his handling of a 2016 data breach has sent shockwaves through the tech industry. Sullivan was found guilty of obstructing a US Federal Trade Commission investigation into the breach and of failing to report a crime. The prosecution is believed to be the first of its kind in the US and has raised legal questions about how tech companies should respond to data breaches and what, if any, relationship they should have with hackers trying to extort a ransom in return for stolen data.
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Amy is responsible for the coverage of an array of regulatory and litigation issues pertaining to the Internet, including privacy, data security and antitrust. Formerly a legal reporter for the ALM media group, Miller has closely followed legal trends in Silicon Valley and covered corporate legal departments for online and print publications including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and The Recorder. Miller is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is an... Read more
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Xu Yuan has worked for MLex for seven years, all of them based in Hong Kong. She has reported on a wide range of regulatory topics, including antitrust, cybersecurity and data security, in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She has broken numerous stories on policymaking and enforcement involving international companies doing business in the region and done substantial court reporting in Hong Kong. She is currently specializing in covering regulatory issues related to future... Read more