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Taxi or app? Uber faces big EU court decision

Luxembourg, Luxembourg | AFP | The EU’s top court will decide Wednesday if ride-hailing app Uber is an ordinary taxi company and should be regulated as such, in a decision that will be closely watched around the world. The case is yet another thorn in the side for scandal-rocked Uber, which …

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British city refuses licence for Uber

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The city of York in northern England has refused to grant US ride-hailing app Uber a licence to operate, creating more headaches for the company in Britain after a similar move by regulators in London. The city’s council explained its decision on Tuesday by citing …

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Uber’s London licence battle set for May/June

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Uber’s appeal against losing its licence in London will be heard in May or June next year, a court determined Monday. London’s transport authority said in September that it would not renew the ride-hailing company’s licence to operate in the British capital owing to public …

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Uber in legal crosshairs over hack cover-up

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Two US states said Wednesday they are investigating Uber’s cover-up of a hack at the ride-sharing giant that compromised the personal information of 57 million users and drivers. Uber purportedly paid data thieves $100,000 to destroy the swiped information — and remained quiet …

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Africell, Uber signs new partnership deal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Telecom firm, Africell Uganda and Uber have signed the ‘Uber With Africell’ partnership campaign agreement designed to enhance convenience with free rides for first time users. The campaign, which started on Nov. 02 will see new users get free first time rides up to Shs …

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Uber loses employment rights case in Britain

London, United Kingdom | AFP | US ride-hailing company Uber on Friday lost its appeal against a landmark court ruling in Britain that would give drivers the right to paid holidays and the national minimum wage. The London employment tribunal upheld an October 2016 judgment in a case that is …

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Uber loses licence to operate in London: authorities

London, United Kingdom | AFP | London transport authorities announced Friday they would not renew Uber’s licence to operate in the city when it expires on September 30 over public safety concerns, although it has three weeks to appeal. Transport for London said the conduct of the ride-hailing app, which has …

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