Kentucky Receives Settlement In Uber Data Breach

Sep 26, 2018

The ride sharing app had a data breach in 2016.
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The state of Kentucky is receiving more than $600,000 from Uber. 

The ride-sharing service has reached settlement with the state over a 2016 data breach.

The nationwide data breach exposed drivers’ license information of 600,000 of its drivers. According to the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, more than 2,500 Uber drivers in the commonwealth were affected by the breach.

While the leak triggered Kentucky law requiring the company to notify those affected, Uber failed to report the breach to its drivers until a year later. Under a multi-state settlement, Kentucky will receive more than $663,000. The money will be placed into the state’s General Fund for the General Assembly to appropriate during the 2020 budget session.