Uber Teams Up

Uber is teaming up with US anti-trafficking groups ECPAT-USA, Thorn, and The McCain Institute in an effort to train its drivers on how to spot human trafficking and report potential cases. The move to train Uber drivers to identify human traffickers comes after Uber drivers in California and Pennsylvania have been publicized as having recognized trafficking situations and contacting police. In the new initiative, messages sent through the Uber app will give drivers information on trafficking and how to report their suspicions to police and non-governmental organizations. Drivers will be instructed to watch for signs of trafficking, which include people who look inadequately dressed, fearful or submissive; people who sport bruises; and people who are accompanied by someone who seems controlling.