Is Uber a Taxi Company or Not? The EU's Top Court Will Decide
Posted in: Government & Policy at 20/12/2017 18:39
Uber Technologies Inc. is set to reach the end of the road in a legal battle over a question that’s reached the European Union’s top court -- is the world’s most valuable startup a taxi company or not?
Uber has argued that it’s a technology platform connecting passengers with independent drivers, not a transportation company subject to the same rules as taxi services. The decision is being closely watched by the technology industry because it could set a precedent for how firms in the burgeoning gig economy are regulated across the 28-nation bloc.