Arkansas To Receive $1.8 Million In A Settlement From Uber

Sep 26, 2018

Uber is paying $148 million in total in the settlement.
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Arkansas will recieve $1.8 million in a settlement from the ride-sharing company Uber. The company's Chief Legal Officer Tony West said in a statement Uber has reached an agreement with attorneys general of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. 

Uber will have to pay $148 million in total for failing to notify drivers and users of the service for a year that their personal information had been compromised by hackers. According to the Associated Press, Uber was aware in November 2016 that hackers had accessed personal data, including driver's license information, for roughly 600,000 Uber drivers in the U.S. The company acknowledged the breach in November 2017, saying it paid $100,000 in ransom for the stolen information to be destroyed.

According to a news release from Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, 934 drivers in the state had their information stolen. In a statement to KUAR News, Arkansas Attorney General Spokesperson, Amanda Priest, said the state and Uber "have agreed that the funds should be used for consumer protection and enforcement and education."