Attorney General Madigan Leads $148 Million Settlement with Uber Over 2016 Data Breach

Chicago —(ENEWSPF)—September 27, 2018
By: Rosemary Piser
Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced yesterday that she led the Attorneys General of all 50 states and the District of Columbia in reaching a $148 million settlement agreement with California-based ride-sharing company Uber Technologies Inc. (Uber) to address the company’s one-year delay in reporting a data breach to approximately 600,000 drivers nationwide.

Uber had learned in November 2016 that hackers had gained access to personal information that Uber maintains about its drivers, including drivers’ license information. The data breach triggered Illinois’ breach notification law that required Uber . . .

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