Washington Post

Uber reaches $148 million settlement over its 2016 data breach, which affected 57 million globally

An Uber logo is seen on a car in Washington. Foto: Washington Post photo by Salwan Georges

Uber has agreed to pay $148 million to settle allegations from 50 states and the District of Columbia that the ride-hailing company violated data breach laws when it waited a year to disclose a hack affecting tens of millions of its riders and drivers.

The settlement is among the biggest in Uber's history and marks the first time the company has settled a matter with the top law enforcement officials from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It is the largest multi-state penalty ever levied by state authorities for a data breach...

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