Conviction in Uber data-breach trial sounds alarm bells for cybersecurity industry

11 October 2022 00:00

Duration: 11:22

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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