Kate Conger writing for The New York Times regarding Uber paying $148 million to settle a nationwide investigation into a 2016 data breach:
“Tony West, Uber’s chief legal officer, said the settlement was part of a larger effort inside Uber to remake the company’s image. He said the company had recently hired a chief privacy officer and a chief trust and security officer.”
As companies like Uber and Facebook have been rocked from one scandal to the next it is evident that security and privacy should be ingrained into company culture from day one. Playing fast and loose with these values might lead to short-term growth, but at what long-term cost?