Uber to pay Mississippi $716,861 in data breach settlement

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Popular ride-sharing company Uber will pay the state of Mississippi $716,861.15 after reaching a settlement over its 2016 data breach.

Posted: Sep 26, 2018 1:06 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Popular ride-sharing company Uber will pay the state of Mississippi $716,861.15 after reaching a settlement over its 2016 data breach.

This is part of an overall settlement with each state totaling $148 million.

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says Uber failed to address a data breach to its affected drivers for an entire year after becoming aware of the incident.

This affected 1,230 drivers in Mississippi and 600,000 nationwide.

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