Data protection authorities from seven EU member states will coordinate their legal investigations into the breach, according to a news release that the so-called Article 29 group of privacy watchdogs published on Wednesday (29 November).
The Dutch data protection authority is leading the taskforce. Watchdogs from Italy, Spain, France, Germany, British and Belgium are also part of the group.
Their investigations of Uber’s potential missteps will remain national-level probes, and the authorities could fine the company separately in each country.
Watchdogs from the seven countries decided to coordinate their investigations during a meeting of national privacy watchdogs from EU countries on Wednesday in Brussels.