Uber reached an agreement between 50 US states and the District of Columbia concerning data breach of 2016 which the courier did not disclose.
The company will face a fine of $ 148 million, distributed in varying amounts in all states, Wednesday Attorney Summary said. Uber should also adopt some new data security practices.
"Uber's decision to hide this violation was a serious threat to public confidence," Attorney General Becerra said in a statement. "The company failed to protect the user's data and notified when it was made public to the authorities that Uber cautiously ignored the law and swept the violation in accordance with the corporate culture at the time. "
In October 2016, hackers violated the system of Uber,. The theft data contained personal information such as name, e-mail address, driver's license number, but it did not include social security number or credit card information. Uber paid 100 thousand dollars to the data thief to delete the information.
A lawyer's general question is that Uber has been waiting for over a year to reveal hacking. This law requires companies to inform customers about data breaches.
Becerra said, "Uber has not been informed of law enforcement agencies and violations." "It is not right to defend customer's privacy but it is law."
Originally, Mr. Uber did not disclose hacker details or how he paid money. But, that later. This payment was made through a program designed to reward bug hunters reporting company software defects.
This violation occurred under the supervision of former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. The company's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that he himself did not learn violations on his own …
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