Check out the image above? Who is Uber? What is a data breach? What do you think happened? According to the Tampa Bay Times article attached below, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ruled Uber to pay $148 million to settle a nationwide investigation into a 2016 data breach where a hacker accessed information belonging to 57 million riders and drivers. What do you think about this? How did the data breach make users vulnerable to identity theft? How did the FTC provide remedies or assistance to the victims of the data breach? How does this impact your decisions to want to use Uber?
For additional information, you can access the Federal Trade Commission FTC article about the original settlement and expanded settlement. The FTC also provides some information for consumers to use in case of a data breach. For more information, visit IdentityTheft.gov/databreach. Read the information on the websites and watch the video below. Then prepare your own presentation to give to individuals who were impacted. What advice would you give to them?
Florida Financial Literacy Standards:
SS.8.FL.6.7 Evaluate social networking sites and other online activity from the perspective of making individuals vulnerable to harm caused by identity theft or misuse of their personal information.
SS.912.FL.6.10 Compare federal and state regulations that provide some remedies and assistance for victims of identity theft.
Created by Deborah Kozdras and Brittany Sampson