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Uber Technologies Inc (NYSE:UBER) and LYFT Inc (NASDAQ:LYFT) Agree On Sharing Names Of Drivers Banned Over Sexual Assault

Uber Technologies Inc (NYSE:UBER) and LYFT Inc (NASDAQ:LYFT) have operated independently in terms of how they go about decision-making and other managerial undertakings. However, according to sources, the two businesses will embrace a new approach in the deactivation of drivers.

Deactivation data sharing

The latest move isn’t the first time the companies are turning to Deactivation data sharing. Sources indicate that the concept has already been employed in particular jurisdictions, Chicago booing one of those jurisdictions. There is the need to have a regulatory framework to aid information sharing for the concept to be applicable.

Lyft and Uber drivers are subjected to annual background checks every year, but there exist fears that sexual assault in most cases goes unreported. The companies undertake continuous monitoring for criminal offenses in a quest to ensure safety in their businesses.

Companies should respect the privacy laws in different countries, which has always popped up as a significant setback. Uber and Lyft admit that the above setback has always stood in their way to information sharing.

Challenges and reports

However, they insist on respecting various antitrust laws in place in various states. There is a great need to do things that are deemed appropriate and compliant with the law in various countries.

It was a year back that Uber unveiled its first safety transparency report on misbehaving rideshare drivers within the United States. The company was under investigation by several interested parties that wanted to know the truth about the sexual assault allegations.

Uber unveiled a report showing that 464 rape case reports on its wide platform. The figure was a sharp contrast to what the 2017 and the 2018 reports showed. Earlier reports placed the figure at about 5,981 sexual assault cases. However, it is quite encouraging that Uber is ready and willing to establish a way in which it will share the drivers’ names. The banned driver’s information is important because they will stop hopping from one platform to the other to continue their malicious activities. The information is set to be shared with the company’s ridesharing peers.

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