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Sexual Harassment News: Snapchat & TInder, Female Surgeons, Lyft

01/15/2020

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North Carolina Woman Sues Snapchat and Tinder

LEGAL READER

The plaintiff is suing Tinder and Snapchat, claiming footage of her alleged sexual assault was circulated on both apps.

A North Carolina resident is suing social media apps Snapchat and Tinder, claiming their data policies made it difficult to show evidence of an alleged sexual assault to law enforcement. read more »

Female Surgeons Are Still Treated as Second-Class Citizens

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

The profession is rife with sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination—and that needs to change. read more »

Lyft forms yet another group to address passenger safety

ENGADGET

In another attempt to make its ridesharing service safer, Lyft is forming a new Safety Advisory Council. The group will advise the company on its current and planned safety initiatives. In a blog post, Lyft said the council will provide a critical perspective on the work the company is doing.

Lyft and its competitor Uber have both faced criticism for failing to effectively address sexual assault and harassment claims. Lyft has publicly acknowledged that its response has fallen short, and the company now faces a lawsuit, which accuses Lyft of failing to protect its female passengers. read more »