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Mexican transparency body will ask Uber for filtration reports

The National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI) of Mexico reported today that it will ask Uber to report on the effects of the violation of the company database that was disclosed in recent days.

Mexico, Nov 26 (EFE) .- The National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI) of Mexico reported today that it will ask Uber to report on the effects of the breach of the database of the company that became known in recent days.

The autonomous body said in a statement that, in the exercise of its powers, will require Uber México Technology & Software to provide information on how many users, drivers and Mexican employees were affected, as well as the measures applied to avoid future violations and, where appropriate, mitigate the damage.

He indicated that he will also establish communication with the Personal Data Protection Authority of the Netherlands in order to Get more information about the actions you have taken in the case, as the company Uber, B.V. collects the personal data of users.

"For its part, Uber Mexico is one of the subsidiaries of Uber, B.V and, in that sense, each one has different responsibilities regarding the use and protection of personal data, "he explained.

Based on the information obtained from said communications and requirements, the INAI will determine the legal actions that correspond, he added.

The Institute called on all companies that use electronic or digital media for their commercial activities to take special care in security measures that they apply to protect the personal data in their possession.

Finally, he reiterated that those responsible for the handling of personal data are obliged to implement and keep updated the physical, technical and administrative security measures necessary to protect that information from any damage, loss, alteration, destruction or unauthorized use, as well as notify people when a breach occurs.

The Uber shared transport platform revealed on November 21 a cyber leak that the company had maintained secretly so far and that in 2016 affected the personal data of millions of users and drivers around the world.

Through a statement, the CEO of Uber, Dara Khosrowshahi, who came to office last August, expressed his willingness to be "honest" and "transparent" and to "work to repair past mistakes."

He explained that two alien individuals the company accessed the Uber databases and were able to download information from 57 million Uber users and drivers around the world, including their names, addresses of email and phone numbers.

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