The number of cybersecurity incidents continues to rise and companies continue to have consumer data stolen from their networks. Often, the notification to consumers about such breaches is slow and inconsistently executed across states. The breach of
Uber in which hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers is the most recent example. The ride sharing service concealed the details of the breach for more than a year, even paying the attackers a significant sum to remain silent.
This breach follows
Equifax losing control of the highly sensitive personal and financial information of as many as 143 million Americans, throwing in stark relief the scope and damage that can be caused by these incidents. In the weeks since the Equifax breach was first revealed,
confusion has abounded among people wondering whether or not their data have been exposed and what Equifax knew when.