Uber adopts continuous driver background checks - Roadshow

Uber has taken a lot of flak because of the way it conducted background checks. The company was fined $8.9 million by Colorado for adding drivers to its platform that had criminal records. Both Uber and Lyft saw more than 8,000 of their drivers combined fail a Massachusetts background check in 2017. Clearly, much more needs to be done to ensure that the drivers these companies are allowing on their platforms don’t pose a risk to their users. To that end, Uber has confirmed that it will now run continuous background checks on its drivers in the United States. Uber has teamed up with its background check provider Checkr and Appriss, which provides safety data, for this purpose. Appriss’s real-time collection of data will notify Uber if a driver gets newly charged with a criminal offense. It will then be up to Uber to decide whether it’s going to suspend the driver to ensure that the person doesn’t harm its users with unsafe behavior.The company started testing this system earlier this month

Uber adopts continuous driver background checks - Roadshow

Thanks to driver data monitoring by Appriss and Checkr, Uber now has almost real-time background check information on its drivers.

Mon 16 Jul 18 from CNET

Uber Now Runs Continuous Background Checks On Drivers

Uber has taken a lot of flak because of the way it conducted background checks. The company was fined $8.9 million by Colorado for adding drivers to its platform that had criminal records. ...

Sun 15 Jul 18 from Ubergizmo

Uber now conducts continuous background checks on drivers to improve riders' safety

Uber now conducts real-time background checks for its drivers as a means of improving safety for its riders. The move comes as Uber has encountered repeated issues with violent or abusive ...

Fri 13 Jul 18 from Daily Mail

Uber is reportedly testing continuous background checks for drivers

Background checks have been a problem for ride sharing companies for quite some time. Colorado fined Uber $8.9 million for hiring drivers with criminal records, while more than 8,000 ...

Fri 13 Jul 18 from Engadget

Uber now monitors drivers in real-time for new criminal charges

Uber will now continually monitor drivers for new criminal charges in an attempt to make the service safer by quickly removing people it deems dangerous, according to Axios. Until ...

Fri 13 Jul 18 from The Verge

Uber improving passenger safety with continuous background checks on drivers

Uber is going to keep tabs on drivers even after they've been approved to start driving the service.

Sat 14 Jul 18 from Techradar

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