These included Uber engineers only needing a single key and not requiring multi-factor authentication in order to access the company’s entire customer database.
In addition, the ride-hailing company will have to implement a new Privacy program to improve its handling of customer data and receive regular third-party audits to ensure that these guidelines are being followed.
Earlier this month, Uber investor Benchmark Capital sued former CEO Travis Kalanick in a bid to remove him from the company entirely.
Uber is also wrestling with its continuing lawsuit with Waymo over allegations the company used trade secrets from former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski in its self-driving car research.
Japanese conglomerate SoftBank has also reportedly been aggressively pursuing a purchase of Uber shares in a move that would expand its presence within the ride-hailing market.
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