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Uber, Lyft Resist Plan To Fingerprint In New Jersey

Posted on July 6, 2016

New Jersey already legally mandates fingerprint background checks for Little League coaches, charter school trustees, mortgage brokers, school bus drivers, blackjack dealers and private eyes.

Now, a pitched battle among lobbyists and lawmakers is raging over whether to add one more group: drivers for mobile-app ride-hailing companies like Uber Technologies and Lyft.

The two companies have strenuously objected to the use of fingerprints for their drivers — to the point of pulling out of places like Austin, Texas, earlier this year. They argue using fingerprints as a background check is an inherently flawed, inaccurate and potentially discriminatory system.

North Jersey article here

Related Topics: background checks, duty of care, legislation, lobbying, Lyft, New Jersey operators, passenger safety, TNCs, Uber

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