According to founder Aisha Addo, DriveHer (a ride-sharing app launched in Toronto) was created to empower and keep women safe. Since the app’s launch in March, it has received over 1,000 downloads.
The app was made with safety and security for women in mind – however, it was discovered earlier this week that the app failed to keep women’s privacy safe.
Women who signed up for DriveHer (driver or rider) became susceptible to exposure of personal information including names, home addresses, insurance slips and drivers’ licences.
The DriveHer website has states that the company is currently “fixing things up” and as of Wednesday, posted on its social media pages that the app has indefinitely suspended its services, as it is undergoing maintenance.