Uber to Pay $148 Million Penalty to Settle 2016 Data Breach

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Settlement relates to $100,000 payment Uber said it made to hackers to conceal a November 2016 data breach affecting some 57 million riders and drivers

Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. has reached a nationwide settlement to pay a $148 million penalty to settle allegations it intentionally concealed a 2016 data breach.

The settlement was reached with 50 states and the District of Columbia to settle allegations that Uber violated state data-breach notification laws, New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood and the company announced Wednesday.