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Oversight In Uber’s Background Checks Allowed For Drivers With Criminal Records

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Uber has been hit with a lawsuit claiming that the alternative taxi company has been misleading customers about the safeness of its service. It turns out that Uber’s background check company didn’t note the criminal past of 25 drivers who had provided thousands of rides to customers in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Now it is questioned as to whether Uber can and should be held to the same standard as taxi driving companies. Certain items for background checks like fingerprinting already isn’t a requirement by state law for prospective Uber drivers like it is for taxi competitors. A spokeswoman for the ride-hailing company has rebutted the lawsuit by saying that no background check is “100 percent foolproof.” Read more at the LA Times.

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