Uber Settlement Includes Indiana Drivers

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The announcement is set for 11:30 Eastern time and will take place at the FTC Midwest Region Office in Chicago. The announcement is set for 11:30 Eastern time and will take place at the FTC Midwest Region Office in Chicago.
INDIANAPOLIS -

The state will receive nearly $1.5 million as part of a settlement with California-based Uber Technologies Inc. The office of Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says all states and the District of Columbia are part of a $148 million agreement connected to the ride-sharing company's long delay in reporting a data breach to its drivers. Hoosier employees of Uber affected by the incident will share a total of a little more than $750,000, which amounts to $100 per driver.

Hill says "among our very top priorities is the protection of Hoosier consumers against companies that cause them harm through improper actions - or omissions, as the case may be. We make it our standard practice to pursue all penalties and remedies available under the law on behalf of our citizens, and we are pleased to have achieved a reasonable settlement in this case involving Uber."

Some 600,000 drivers throughout the country were affected by a hacking situation that Uber learned about in November 2016, but the company failed to make public until a year later. In addition to the settlement money, the state says Uber has agreed "to strengthen its corporate governance and data security practices to help prevent a similar occurrence in the future."

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