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Uber Exec’s Charges Put Data Breach Handlers On Notice

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Uber Exec’s Charges Put Data Breach Handlers On Notice

Law360 (August 28, 2020, 8:06 PM EDT) — An unprecedented indictment charging Uber’s ex-security chief with obstructing justice and concealing a 2016 cyberattack has raised the stakes for company executives and attorneys — lie to federal officials about data breaches, and face possible prison time.

The charges announced against Joe Sullivan earlier this month mark the first time a company executive has faced criminal liability for allegedly covering up a data breach, and they should spur breach responders to be more upfront with the U.S. government, industry veterans told Law360.

“This is going to be a lighting bolt for corporate compliance,” said Sharon Klein, who chairs Pepper Hamilton LLP’s privacy,…

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