Sharon R. Klein (CIPP/US), a partner with Pepper Hamilton, chair of the firm's Privacy, Security and Data Protection practice and a leader of the Technology practice, was quoted in the April 17, 2018 Law360 article, "Uber Hid Breach, Ducked Fine and Set New Legal Ground."
"This is notice to the market that whether it's 'white hat' or 'dark hat' hackers, it doesn't really matter that at the end of the day there's no likelihood of harm. It matters that you've allowed an unauthorized third-party access," said Sharon Klein, who chairs Pepper Hamilton LLP's privacy, security and data protection practice. "The messaging here is, regardless of the harm to the consumer, it's still a data breach. You still have to report it, and there will be consequences."
Klein noted that Uber hardly emerged unscathed, as the costs of hiring outside consultants to prepare incident reports for federal authorities for the next two decades will add up.
"That’s a big check," she said.