PARIS: Experience hailing app Uber on Thursday pledged new security measures in France after the agency’s French boss Steve Salom was summoned by equalities minister Marlene Schiappa.
Salom instructed AFP after the assembly he had pledged that Uber would contact the authorities to move on all accessible data within the occasion of a sexual assault allegation and that driver accounts can be instantly deactivated.
A facial recognition system can be launched from Monday to confirm that the particular person driving the car is the registered driver.
And he mentioned that Uber France would additionally undertake to “totally fund the psychological and authorized monitoring of victims” and to “name the sufferer again in lower than three minutes after a report (of an assault)”.
In France, the agency is below strain from a viral marketing campaign detailing sexual assault involving its drivers, below the hashtag #UberCestOver (Uber it’s over).
The corporate, which has come below hearth world wide for its security report, mentioned final week it had tallied almost 6,000 sexual assaults in the USA over the previous couple of years.
That included greater than 450 instances of rape, in accordance with Uber’s first public report into the difficulty, which counted assaults by each passengers and drivers over 2017-18.
It additionally revealed 19 deadly assaults in the USA associated to the corporate over the two-year interval, when it averaged greater than three.1 million journeys every day.