California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced Uber has agreed to pay $148 million to settle claims related to its 2016 data breach affecting 57 million people, Ars Technica reports. The settlement will be split among all 50 states and the District of Columbia, with California receiving $26 million. "Uber’s decision to cover up this breach was a blatant violation of the public’s trust," Becerra said in a statement. "The company failed to safeguard user data and notify authorities when it was exposed." In a blog post on the breach, Uber said the "commitments we are making in this agreement are in line with our focus on both physical and digital safety for our consumers, as exemplified by our recent" hiring of experts, including its new chief privacy officer, Ruby Zefo, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP.
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