fingerprinting

Austin votes to require ridesharing fingerprint checks

all ridesharing companies must complete fingerprint background checks on all drivers. This policy will begin its rollout on February 1, and all drivers are required to be fingerprinted by February 1, 2017. Both Uber and Lyft have previously indicated that, should fingerprint background screening become mandatory, they would be inclined to leave the city and…

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Uber quietly begins testing fingerprint background checks

Uber has quietly started testing the fingerprinting process on some of its drivers. Uber background checks have been a controversial issue since day one. Five hundred Los Angeles-based Uber drivers were invited to undergo fingerprint background checks; it has not been determined whether fingerprint screening has been tested in other markets, or whether the fingerprinting…

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Are fingerprint background checks a form of discrimination?

against fingerprint background checks for drivers. The Austin City Council had recommended fingerprint background checks for Uber and Lyft drivers, but two local groups are not on board. Teddy McDaniel of the Austin Urban League and Nelson Linder of the Austin chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People wrote a letter…

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New children’s ride-sharing services target busy parents

HopSkipDrive website: “With HopSkipDrive, you have a reliable way to get your kids to any activity. You can schedule rides weeks in advance or with at least eight hours’ notice. Unlike carpool drivers, HopSkipDrivers are vetted for both childcare experience and driving safety.” Similarly to their ride-sharing predecessors, HopSkipDrive and Shuddle both say they conduct…

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OPM: hackers accessed more than 5 million government workers’ fingerprints

individuals’ background check and security clearance data from as long as three decades ago. Last week, OPM admitted that during that breach, hackers accessed up to 5.6 million government workers’ fingerprints. Though the department did not disclose whose fingerprint data was compromised, the fingerprints are suspected to belong to military and intelligence personnel that maintain…

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