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Uber Consultant Rudy Giuliani Gives Uber A Big Thumbs Up On Background Checks

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"Four months ago, Giuliani Partners embarked on an independent strategic review of Uber’s driver background check (“BGC”) process," Giuliani wrote in the blog post that identified him as "MAYOR RUDY GIULIANI." "Today, I would like to update you on our progress."

A fuller report is forthcoming, but Giuliani made clear that Uber's background checks had been able "to create a sound safety environment... blazing new ground in a quickly-evolving industry." He even found room to take an implicit shot at the company's taxi rivals.

"Fundamentally, the Uber domestic driver BGC process is sound and we believe represents a substantial improvement over the existing safety standards in the personal hire transportation world," he wrote.