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States Stake Claim To Privacy Role With Uber Breach Pact

Law360 (September 27, 2018, 9:37 PM EDT) -- State attorneys general demonstrated their disdain for blatant failures to report data security incidents in hitting Uber with a record $148 million penalty for attempting to cover up a 2016 breach, solidifying their role as active and aggressive privacy enforcers at a time when efforts to codify a national framework threaten their powers, attorneys say. 

Wednesday's settlement, which was reached with all 50 states and the District of Columbia, in many ways marks a natural progression for state attorneys general, who in recent years have shown a growing interest in consumer privacy issues and routinely launch coordinated actions in the wake...

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