U.S. lawmaker says Uber should take motion after disclosing sexual assault reviews


FILE PHOTO: A display screen shows the corporate brand for Uber Applied sciences Inc. on the day of it is IPO on the New York Inventory Change (NYSE) in New York, U.S., Might 10, 2019. Information/Brendan McDermid/File Picture

WASHINGTON (Information) – The chairman of the Home Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urged Uber Applied sciences Inc to take motion after the corporate disclosed Thursday it acquired over three,000 reviews of sexual assault associated to its 1.three billion rides in the USA final 12 months.

Consultant Peter DeFazio, a Democrat, on Friday praised Uber for releasing the knowledge however stated Uber and different firms should do extra “to ascertain formal insurance policies, coaching and reporting buildings. As a rustic, we should guarantee security is a precedence, and make it clear that sexual assault and harassment is not going to be tolerated anyplace, regardless of the place it happens.” DeFazio in November launched laws to assist monitor and forestall incidents from occurring in several modes of transportation, together with ridesharing firms.

Reporting by David Shepardson