Mar 11, 2021
Uber and Lyft to swap data on banned drivers
The two firms said the programme, to be managed by a background check company, was aimed at improving industry safety. The company is also facing lawsuits from dozens of women in the US, who say they were harmed after the firm failed to protect passengers from its drivers. The new programme, which is only active in the US, will also allow the two firms to share information about drivers involved in certain serious incidents such as rape and non-consensual kissing, as well as non-sexual physical assaults. The firm has faced concerns over its handling of safety incidents outside the US as well. In September last year, Westminster Magistrates' Court ruled the firm could continue operating, saying it had improved its record despite "Historical failings".
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