Keith Laing reports:
A group of eight House Democrats is calling for drivers for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to be fingerprinted before they can pick up passengers.
The lawmakers said the fingerprints would make it easier for the companies that have become popular alternatives to taxis to protect their passengers.
“While we understand your companies conduct private background checks when vetting potential drivers, you should take additional steps to increase the safety of your customers,” the representatives wrote. “Specifically, we urge you to adopt comprehensive fingerprint-based background checks for new and existing drivers.
Read more on The Hill.
So, to review: legislators who have generally allowed businesses that trample our privacy to self-regulate want more regulation of drivers for ride-hailing services? To protect our privacy? Seriously?