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Uber agrees to $148M settlement with states over data breach

 

September 27, 2018



CHICAGO (AP) — Uber will pay $148 million and tighten data security after the ride-hailing company failed for a year to notify drivers that hackers had stolen their personal information, according to a settlement announced Wednesday.

Uber Technologies Inc. reached the agreement with all 50 states and the District of Columbia after a massive data breach in 2016. Instead of reporting it, Uber hid evidence of the theft and paid ransom to ensure the data wouldn't be misused.

"This is one of the most egregious cases we've ever seen in terms of notification; a yearlong delay is just inexcusable...



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