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Toronto Transit Commission's anti-harassment app earns cautious praise

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 9:18 AM | By Terry Davidson

The Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) new anti-harassment app could open the door to legal claims if riders wrongfully finger others, or if the TTC is ill-equipped to handle the influx of allegations.

The TTC, long suffering a problem with sexual harassment and other forms of vexatious behavior on its system, launched an anti-harassment campaign entitled #ThisIsWhere, which includes a new app riders can use to report suspected incidents.

Users of the Safe TTC app, which can be freely downloaded to Apple and Android-powered devices, can send...