Florida's Attorney General Issues Subpoena To Uber; Bondi Says Data Breach Response 'Inexcusable'

Dec 4, 2017

Attorney General Pam Bondi's office has issued a subpoena to Uber in search of information related to the ride-sharing company's alleged cover-up of a 2016 data breach.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
Credit State of Florida

The San Francisco-based company recently acknowledged that drivers throughout the country might have had their personal information accessed as a result of the breach.

At least 32,000 Uber drivers in Florida may have been affected, according to a news release from Bondi's office.

Uber should have reported the data breach to Bondi's office within 30 days, according to Florida law.

Instead, the company “reportedly paid a ransom and then concealed the hack by entering into a nondisclosure agreement with the hackers,” the release said.

“Uber's delay to provide timely notice to affected individuals is inexcusable,” Bondi said. “I have always been a strong advocate for Uber's innovative technology, but if these revelations prove true, I am disgusted by this cover up and Uber will be held accountable.”

Bondi helped craft the Florida Information Protection Act, passed in 2014, that requires businesses and governmental entities to provide notice regarding data breaches to consumers and take certain measures to protect personal information.