Grab PH twits Uber, claims user data secure


GRAB Philippines has issued assurances that its data remains well protected in the wake of the revelation that rival transport company Uber had been hacked in October last year.

“At Grab, we respect the privacy and confidentiality of our users’ data and operate in full compliance with the Data Security Act of 2012,” Leo Gonzales, Grab Philippines spokesperson and public affairs head, said in a text message.

“We are committed to protecting our users’ data and would like to reassure all our partners that we have security and anti-fraud measures in place to ensure that their personal details remain safe and secure,” Gonzales added.

Earlier, Uber’s chief executive officer revealed that the company was hacked in October last year, compromising personal information of some 57 million Uber users.

The Philippine National Privacy Commission summoned Uber officials on Wednesday and asked them to provide the agency detailed information on the nature of the breach, personal data of Filipinos possibly involved, and the measures taken by Uber to address the breach.

“By virtue of its operations and processing of Filipino end-user data, Uber is considered a Personal Information Controller and must comply with Philippine data privacy and protection laws,” the NPC said.


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