Uber to Pay $148 Million in Settlement Over 2016 Data Breach (1)

Sept. 26, 2018, 4:15 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. will pay $148 million to settle claims related to a large-scale data breach that exposed the personal information of more than 25 million of its U.S. users.

The settlement, spanning all 50 states and the District of Columbia, is the biggest data-breach payout in history, and marks the most sweeping rebuke by regulators against the San Francisco-based company, which earned a reputation for skirting rules in its push to dominate the ride-hailing market. The states’ agreement stemmed from data compromised in 2016 by hackers, who obtained 607,000 U.S. driver’s license numbers, as well as tens of millions ...

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