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Former Uber security chief moves to dismiss wire fraud charges in alleged data breach cover-up case

By Mike Swift
  • 11 Apr 2022 16:25
  • 11 Apr 2022 16:40
Uber Technologies’ former security chief has moved to dismiss three of five criminal counts stemming from his alleged cover-up of an Uber data breach from a US Federal Trade Commission probe, with Joseph Sullivan arguing that even if the alleged facts were proven, the conduct wouldn't support wire fraud charges.

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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