Uber Users' Suit Over 2016 Data Breach Sent To Arbitration

By Linda Chiem (September 6, 2018, 6:04 PM EDT) -- A proposed breach of contract class action alleging Uber failed to safeguard app users' and drivers' private information and exposed them to identity theft risks in a 2016 data breach must be sent to arbitration, a California federal judge ruled Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez granted Uber Technologies Inc.'s motion to compel arbitration after determining that the terms and conditions that drivers and riders agreed to before using the ride-hailing app contained an arbitration provision.

The bold, capitalized font alerted app users to carefully review the arbitration provision that was set forth because it required them to "resolve disputes...

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