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Congress Presses Uber And Lyft On Driver Background Checks

This week a group of Congressional Democrats hit the CEOs of Uber, Sidecar and Lyft with another letter, this time demanding the companies conduct more comprehensive background checks ... a driver wit... read more

Garcetti pushes fingerprint-based background checks for Uber and Lyft drivers

Uber and Lyft do not use fingerprint-based background checks, which are often considered the gold standard for screenings because they can identify applicants who use an alias or lie about their crimi... read more

Background checks holding up Uber, Lyft deals with Sky Harbor

Passengers arriving at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix may soon have another option to get picked up. Airport ... sent out the following statement. "All drivers who apply to drive on the Lyft platform u... read more

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Maryland regulators won't force Uber, Lyft to conduct fingerprint-based background checks

Ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft do not have to do fingerprint-based background checks of ... likely to be in the criminal system following an arrest, even if never convicted. The safety of Uber an... read more


Why is my Lyft driver breathing into an ignition interlock device?

It was an ignition interlock device ... follow-up screenings. So after the initial background check, how do the services ensure that their drivers' records stay clean? Do they regularly run routine ch... read more

Who’s really behind the wheel

Any Lyft or Uber driver has to have a background check but concern has risen across the country over whether the criminal background check services ... Uber of its operating license in its city follow... read more

Uber Is Adding Annual Background Checks for Drivers, Still Won’t Require Fingerprints

Uber is also mandating annual criminal background checks for its drivers and hiring an unnamed company ... are often out of date and that fingerprinting holds up the hiring process. Uber and Lyft retu... read more

Uber, Lyft battle governments over driver fingerprint checks

Following incidents where Uber drivers were found to have criminal records, a growing number of state and local governments want ride-hailing drivers to undergo fingerprint background checks ... they ... read more

Uber, Lyft returning to Austin as driver-fingerprinting dispute ends

and national criminal background checks on drivers. Anecdotally, Ars found navigating the most recent Uber-and-Lyft-less SXSW to be a mixed bag. Local ridesharing alternatives like Ride Austin or the ... read more

Uber, Lyft fight fingerprinting requirement for drivers

But Uber and Lyft argue fingerprint-based background checks are less accurate than their own private systems and discriminate against minorities who are more likely to be in the criminal record system ... read more

Aldermen call for tougher background checks of Uber, Lyft drivers

Aldermen pressed during city budget hearings Friday for tougher background checks for ride-hailing drivers after the revelation that a Lyft driver with a federal criminal conviction ... The issue came ... read more



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