Uber Confirms Florida Driver's Private Info Was Leaked

An Uber driver in Florida had her private info, together with her Social Safety quantity, revealed to different drivers over the weekend on account of a software program bug.

The Tampa Bay Occasions reported that Jami Ermlich, 34, began getting Fb messages on Sunday night time from different Uver drivers telling her that they might see her 1099 tax type. NBC Information reached out to Ermlich for remark however she didn’t reply.

Uber confirmed to NBC Information on Wednesday that Ermlich’s info was revealed for a "brief time period" resulting from a "bug in our system."

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Uber stated it isn’t conscious of some other drivers who have been affected by the glitch. When some drivers clicked on the tax tab on the Uber associate dashboard, they noticed Ermlich’s info as an alternative of their very own, the corporate stated.

"We take associate privateness very significantly and make each effort to make sure the safety of private info," an Uber spokesperson informed NBC Information in a press release. "The bug has been fastened and we’re deeply sorry. We’re in touch with the driving force whose info was affected."

The 1099 is a tax type filed by contractors and the self-employed that features a Social Safety quantity. Ermlich wasn’t positive how extensively her type was launched, based on the Tampa Bay Occasions, however she did get Fb messages from drivers in a number of states.

Uber advised NBC Information that Ermlich can be receiving free credit score monitoring.

This is not the primary time one thing like this has occurred. In October, Uber confirmed to VICE’s Motherboard that 674 drivers had private paperwork uncovered resulting from one other software program bug.