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An Uber driver in Florida had her personal information, including her Social Security number, revealed to other drivers over the weekend due to a software bug.
The Tampa Bay Times reported that Jami Ermlich, 34, started getting Facebook messages on Sunday night from other Uver drivers telling her that they could see her 1099 tax form. NBC News reached out to Ermlich for comment but she did not respond.
Uber confirmed to NBC News on Wednesday that Ermlich's information was revealed for a "short period of time" due to a "bug in our system."
Uber said it is not aware of any other drivers who were affected by the glitch. When some drivers clicked on the tax tab on the Uber partner dashboard, they saw Ermlich's information instead of their own, the company said.
"We take partner privacy very seriously and make every effort to ensure the security of personal information," an Uber spokesperson told NBC News in a statement. "The bug has been fixed and we’re deeply sorry. We are in contact with the driver whose information was affected."
The 1099 is a tax form filed by contractors and the self-employed that includes a Social Security number. Ermlich wasn't sure how widely her form was released, according to the Tampa Bay Times, but she did get Facebook messages from drivers in several states.
Uber told NBC News that Ermlich would be receiving free credit monitoring.
This isn't the first time something like this has happened. In October, Uber confirmed to VICE's Motherboard that 674 drivers had personal documents exposed due to another software bug.