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Lyft announce new background screening policies

This week, Lyft announced an expansion of their background check process to include continuous criminal monitoring. Two new features to enhance the safety and security of the Lyft platform have been implemented by the company: Continuous background checks Enhanced identity verification Continuous background checks will provide Lyft with daily monitoring of its active drivers and…

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8,000 Uber, Lyft drivers fail Massachusetts' new background check

according to the Boston Globe. Uber added that the unlimited reach of the government’s background checks is unfair to drivers: “Thousands of people in Massachusetts have lost access to economic opportunities as a result of a screening that includes an unfair and unjust indefinite lookback period.” Per state law, Massachusetts-run background checks are able to search…

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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 rolls out new safety feature in Boston, Austin

undergo fingerprint background checks, while as recently as last month, Austin City Council received letters from two groups that argued such fingerprinting is a form of discrimination. Now, Uber has rolled out a new feature in the Texas capital, where riders can send their ride information to their friends via their smartphones. The feature, called…

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