December 11, 2017 / 6:16 PM / 8 months ago

Canada's privacy watchdog launches probe into Uber hack

TORONTO (Reuters) - The office of Canada’s privacy commissioner said on Monday that it has opened a formal investigation into the 2016 breach of customer and driver data at Uber Technologies Inc, which the ride-hailing company disclosed last month.

Uber's logo is pictured at its office in Tokyo, Japan, November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

“We have now opened a formal investigation,” spokeswoman Tobi Cohen said in an email. She declined to elaborate, citing Canadian privacy laws.

Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Jim Finkle

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