Uber expanding driver background checks

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the on-demand car service Uber in connection with the death of a 6-year-old girl.
February 13, 2014 9:55:59 AM PST
On-demand car service Uber says it will perform expanded background checks on its drivers.

On its blog, Uber says it will now employ an independent screening service that uses a multi-state criminal database. Until now, Uber relied on background checks already performed by state and local agencies.

The move comes after a wrongful death lawsuit was filed against Uber because of a San Francisco accident that killed a six-year-old girl.