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Texas Will Receive $6 Million Through Settlement about Data Breach Involving Uber

A lawsuit alleges the company knew hackers had accessed confidential information about its drivers and didn’t disclose the breach for a year

FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, a Uber car drives through LaGuardia Airport in New York. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says the state will receive approximately $760,000 under a $148 million nationwide settlement between 50 states and Uber. The settlement announced Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan stems from the ride-hailing company's yearlong delay in reporting a data breach to its affected drivers about the theft of their personal information. The states sued Uber, saying the company violated laws requiring it to promptly notify people affected by the breach. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
In this March 15, 2017, file photo, a Uber car drives through LaGuardia Airport in New York.

Texas will receive more than $6 million thanks to a settlement about a data breach involving Uber drivers.

A lawsuit by all 50 states and the District of Columbia alleges Uber knew hackers had accessed confidential information about the company’s drivers and didn’t disclose the data breach for a year.

Overall, the settlement amounts to $148 million and the majority of the money Texas will receive will go to drivers of the company who work in the state.

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