Maine To Get $612,000 In Uber Data Breach Settlement

Dec 4, 2018

Maine will receive more than $612,000 as part of a nationwide settlement with Uber announced today by the Maine attorney general’s office.

The settlement comes after the California-based ride sharing company failed to report a data breach that potentially compromised its drivers.

Uber learned in Nov. 2016 that hackers had gained access to approximately 600,000 driver’s licenses. Under Maine law, the company was required to notify any affected Maine residents. Instead, Uber waited until Nov. 2017 to report the breach.

As part of the settlement, Uber has agreed to pay $148 million to the states and to strengthen its data security practices.