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GIG ECONOMY: CJEU rules Uber is a transport service

Asociación Profesional Elite Taxi v. Uber Systems Spain SL, Court of Justice of the European Union, C-434/15, 20 December 2017

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on 20 December 2017 that Uber is a transport service, not an information society service, because of the extent of the control Uber exerts over the service being delivered. The judgment means Uber will have to comply with local transportation laws and regulations, but the Court’s decision may also have a wider impact for Uber in relation to their ongoing court cases elsewhere in the world.

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