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Uber Agrees to Bolster Consumer Data Privacy After FTC Probe

  • FTC alleges ride-hailing firm failed to protect sensitive data
  • Settlement requires privacy audits of Uber for 20 years
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Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to settle a U.S. investigation that found the ride-hailing company deceived consumers by failing to protect their sensitive data.

The settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, which doesn’t require Uber to pay a monetary penalty, resolves claims the company misrepresented that consumer information was secure. The agreement, announced Tuesday, follows a 2014 data breach that exposed names and license numbers of thousands of drivers.