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Uber to Pay $5.8M to Settle Data Breach Lawsuit

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September 27, 2018—Uber will pay Washington state about $5.8 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from a 2016 data breach involving 57 million customers and drivers that the ride-hailing giant failed to report, reported Seattle Times.

About $2.2 million of that will go directly to Washington Uber drivers, whose driver’s license numbers and other personal information were obtained by hackers in the data breach, according to Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson. 

The settlement is part of a 50-state resolution over the data breach, which became public late last year, according to the report.

About 13,000 people who were Uber drivers in Washington in 2013 and 2014 will receive $170 each from the settlement, reported Seattle Times. The remainder of the settlement money will go toward costs, fees and other consumer protection work at the Attorney General’s Office.

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