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Uber’s failure to notify US FTC of 2016 data breach was 'frustrating,' former commission lawyer tells jury

By Xu Yuan and Jenn Brice
  • 08 Sep 2022 23:46
  • 09 Sep 2022 00:20
Uber’s failure to inform the US Federal Trade Commission of a data breach in 2016 during the agency’s investigation into its prior security incidents was “frustrating” and “surprising,” a former lawyer in charge of the investigation said today.
Former FTC lawyer Ben Rossen was the first to testify in the

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Xu Yuan

Senior Correspondent

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 mobility, including connected vehicles. She previously worked for US TV network NBC in Beijing. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Linguistics from Peking University and a master’s degree from the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong.

Jenn Brice


Jenn is a data privacy and security reporter based in San Francisco. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia. Before joining MLex, she edited UVA’s independent student newspaper and interned at Morning Brew, where she contributed to emerging tech and marketing newsletters.

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