Uber Enters Into Non-Prosecution Agreement With Federal Trade Commission Over 2016 Data Breach

Uber has officially accepted responsibility for hiding a 2016 data breach that exposed the data of 57 million passengers and drivers Friday, the company entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

As part of the deal, Uber admitted it failed to inform the agency of the cyberattack. It also agreed to cooperate in the prosecution of former chief security officer Joe Sullivan who was fired by the company shortly after the incident came to light.