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Massachusetts drafts regulations for car-hailing services like Uber, Lyft

Fred O'Connor | April 28, 2015
Drivers for Web-based, ride-hailing services in Massachusetts would be subject to criminal background checks by the state and their company if a bill unveiled Friday by the state's governor becomes law.

Internationally, such businesses have sometimes been accused of running afoul of local laws. South Korean police are investigating Uber over accusations that its service violates the country's transportation and communications laws.

In India, Uber added a panic button to its app after Mumbai officials requested a mechanism that would allow passengers to alert police during an emergency. In December, a woman in the country accused an Uber driver of raping her after she fell asleep during a ride.


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