Sex Trafficking is occurring when some people uses violence, cheat, or coercion of an adult person to cause a commercial sex act including prostitution, sexual performance, pornography, stripping and other sexual acts or exploitation of minors through selling, buying, or trading their sexual services. Pimps and sex trafficker might work as Uber drivers to hunt minors for alleged sex with them or exploit them through their sexual services.
Uber’s story began in Paris in 2008. Rumor has it that the concept for Uber was born one winter night during the conference when the pair was unable to get a cab. Initially, the idea was for a timeshare limo service that could be ordered via an app. Uber was founded in 2009 as UberCab by Garrett Camp and Travis Kalanick in San Francisco, CA by hiring drivers to transport their clients inside the towns by using smartphones to load its app for drivers and customers. Since then, the company, now known as Uber which has spread like wildfire through the globe. The way has not been easy and the taxi companies have claimed that since Uber avoids their expensive license fees and bypasses local laws it creates unfair competition. The case was heard by Europe’s top court in December 2016. Uber lost its license to operate in London where the company has 40,000 registered drivers in October 2017.
Today, Uber is one of the most famous and successful companies worldwide. Uber operates in around 600 cities around the world, and worth nearly $70 billion. Uber teams must be united to fight against this crime specially the solving problem team and virtual team through conferences meetings and conferences calls; these meetings must include representatives from Research and Development (R&D), Information Technology (IT), Customer Support, Social Media, security, and Human Resources. These Departments must set a plan and rules to solve the problem and fight against sex trafficking.
My message is how to fight against crimes and work as a teamwork to keep a good reputation of any organization and protect our minors from sex traffickers and pimps, and this message to the public including all the customers who use Uber, Uber drivers, and the management team who work with Uber. We should have two kinds of solutions: protective solution by check the background of the drivers, add record camera in each car work with Uber or add this option to the smart phone app, and train the driver to report any suspicious act happens in their cars during the trip. Treatment solutions by impose deterrent sanctions and penalties on both sex traffickers and sex buyers who pay to use the victim for alleged sex with a minor or exploit them through their sexual services.