Uber now monitors drivers in real-time for new criminal charges

Uber will now continually monitor drivers for new criminal charges in an attempt to make the service safer by quickly removing people it deems dangerous, according to Axios. Until recently, Uber only ran background checks on drivers “periodically,” but with these changes, Uber is supposed to get “real-time” updates on drivers’ backgrounds, allowing the company to learn of any charges that occur right away and weed out anyone potentially problematic.

People with convictions or charges for felonies, violent crimes, and sexual offenses, as well as registered sex offenders, are not allowed to drive for Uber. It’s these types of charges that the continuous background checks will be monitoring for to get people removed from the platform.

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