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Washington’s attorney general is suing Uber over a data breach that affected nearly 11,000 drivers in the state. The app-based car company violated state law by waiting more than a year to report the breach, said Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

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If the recent Equifax data breach has you thinking it’s getting harder to protect your personal data, the Washington State Attorney General said you’re right.

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The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing Tuesday with former Equifax CEO and Chairman Richard Smith.

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The credit reporting agency Equifax doesn’t have to notify the estimated 1.7 million Oregonians who may have been impacted by the company’s massive data breach.

Names and personal data of about a million people may have been compromised in a burglary involving Washington State University property.

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Ask questions and check your credit regularly. That’s the advice the state Attorney General’s office is giving after releasing a report on data breaches. The report says nearly half-a-million Washington residents were affected by 39 reported breaches between July of last year and July of this year. Financial account information was compromised most often in those breaches. 

A whistleblower complaint about a Washington Health Care Authority employee has shed light on a data breach -- and a related case of improper use of government computers.