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Lyft brings on Lisa Monaco as adviser for safety oversight

Lisa Monaco on stage at an interview.
Lisa Monaco, chief homeland security and counterterrorism adviser to President Barack Obama. Photo: Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images.

Lisa Monaco, chief homeland security and counterterrorism adviser to former President Barack Obama, will serve as an adviser to Lyft for her expertise on Lyft's safety initiatives.

Why it matters: Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft have been coming up with safety features, such as background checks and riders' abilities to share the ETA with others, to protect drivers and riders. Monaco, a household name in federal law enforcement and cybersecurity, will help expand Lyft's plans for safety and security, a news release said.

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