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#MeToo: Companies need to get external hands to vet background checks for management brass, say experts
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#MeToo: Companies need to get external hands to vet background checks for management brass, say experts

The financial sector leads in carrying out employee background checks, while the IT industry is fast catching up with data breaches and information confidentiality becoming a big concern.

Strict background checks for Uber and Lyft drivers starting next year in Massachusetts
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Strict background checks for Uber and Lyft drivers starting next year in Massachusetts

Massachusetts next year will require ride service companies including Uber[UBER.UL] and Lyft to perform the strictest background checks in the United States on all of their drivers, according to a deal reached with the companies on Monday.

Cases of Uber drivers receive a huge setback from USA appeals court
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Cases of Uber drivers receive a huge setback from USA appeals court

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday shifted most of a lawsuit challenging background checks performed by Uber Technologies Inc on its drivers to arbitration, a ruling likely to affect a larger case over whether they should be considered employees or independent contractors.

Uber agrees to $25 million California suit settlement on misleading customers
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Uber agrees to $25 million California suit settlement on misleading customers

Uber Technologies Inc agreed to a $25 million settlement to end a civil lawsuit in California that accused the ride-sharing company of misleading customers about the strength of its background checks on drivers, prosecutors in Los Angeles and San Francisco said on Thursday.

Has Uber entered witchcraft biz? Man charged in Michigan shootings claims taxi app 'took over' his body
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Has Uber entered witchcraft biz? Man charged in Michigan shootings claims taxi app 'took over' his body

A man charged with fatally shooting six people in Michigan interspersed with his stints as an Uber driver told investigators he was being controlled by the ride-hailing app through his cellphone, police said Monday

No panic button or control room: Authorities want to ban Uber in Mumbai too
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No panic button or control room: Authorities want to ban Uber in Mumbai too

The taxi hailing app, which has been chastised, criticised and punished by the authorities and the public over the last two months for being irresponsible, continues to carry on with the same attitude. And now, the Maharashtra transport department wants the state government to ban the app, says a report in The Times of India.

Cab driver repeat offender: Uber must take moral responsibility for Delhi rape
Life

Cab driver repeat offender: Uber must take moral responsibility for Delhi rape

Yes, it is the accused rapist who committed the crime, but here's the question we need to ask: Would the victim have taken a kali-peeli, alone and late at night, in Delhi? Or did she take that 'risk' because she presumed that an Uber taxi was safe?