Uber Likely to Face a Barrage of State Legal Action After Breach

Dec 1, 2017 | In The Media

Legal action against ride-hailing app company Uber Technologies Inc. could present a litmus test for state attorneys general looking for a high-profile case they can use to enforce state breach
notification laws. Uber disclosed on Nov. 22 that it paid hackers $100,000 to conceal a 2016 cybersecurity incident in which names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers belonging to some 57 million users around the world were stolen. License numbers of 600,000 Uber drivers were also obtained by outsiders, the company said. At least five state attorneys general–in New York, Washington, Missouri, Connecticut and Massachusetts–have opened investigations into whether Uber violated state law by failing to inform officials about the incident within a certain amount of time…READ MORE