Dec 20, 2017
Uber is officially a cab firm, says European court
The European Court of Justice has ruled that Uber is a transport company and not a digital service as the ride-sharing firm had argued. Uber had earlier said a negative ruling would not affect its operations. Before the verdict was delivered, Uber said it was confident that a ruling against it would make little difference to how the firm operates in European countries where it does meet national regulations, including the UK. "A spokesperson said:"Any ruling will not change things in most EU countries, where we already operate under transportation law. The verdict comes after Uber was told last month that the appeal to renew its licence in London could take years, according to Mayor Sadiq Khan. Transport for London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service and refused to renew its licence in September.
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