When regulation goes wrong: ride hailing in Spain

Written by Matthew Niblett on 14 Aug 2019

Over the last two years ride hailing policy in Spain has been mired in conflict between the industry, taxi drivers, national government, local governments and competition authorities. Rules have been changed, challenged, revised and devolved, leaving a fragmented system that does not work well for any of the stakeholders.

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 9 August 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 09 Aug 2019

This week's top three: Spanish competition watchdog sues Barcelona over its ride hailing regulations; German cities call for more control over e-scooters; and taxi drivers urge Prime Minister to introduce ride hailing cap in London

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Cutting through the noise: how to regulate for subjective issues

Written by Megan Stagman on 06 Aug 2019

In recent years, the regulation of policy areas like privacy, genetically modified foods and pollution has shown that different countries can take wildly divergent approaches. The regulation of noise is a similarly subjective issue of great relevance to the emerging tech of electric vehicles and drones, in particular.

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 2 August 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 02 Aug 2019

This week's top three: Paris e-scooter ordinance comes into force; German taxi drivers sue Uber; and Milan adopts new rules for e-scooters following national legalisation.

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Towards an enhanced responsibility of online platforms: the EU Digital Services Act

Written by Denisa Avram on 31 Jul 2019

Under long-standing EU rules online service providers enjoyed liability exemptions in many instances, but concerns about developments in the digital economy have led the European Commission to question these exemptions and consider new rules.

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Ursula von der Leyen: Policy priorities for the tech sector

Written by Owain Richards on 26 Jul 2019

The confirmation of Ursula von der Leyen as the next President of the European Commission for the 2019-24 term has significant implications for the tech sector. The Commission President has the ability to shape the EU’s policy agenda through providing ‘political guidance’ to the Commission and overseeing its work.

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 26 July 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 26 Jul 2019

This week's top three: UK court upholds congestion charge for ride hailing vehicles; Copenhagen places restrictions on e-scooter parking; Uber told to get branch office and business licence to operate in Austria

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 19 July 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 19 Jul 2019

This week's top three: Germany's Transport Minister calls for more enforcement on e-scooters; France's Parliament fails to reach agreement on new mobility legislation; London cycling commissioner calls for regulations on e-scooters

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 12 July 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 12 Jul 2019

This week's top three: London's transport chief calls for safety review of e-scooters; Barcelona's ride hailing regulations struck down in court; Paris prepares to install parking zones for e-scooters

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 5 July 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 05 Jul 2019

This week's top three: Another new player to enter London's ride hailing market; Brussels municipality urges regional government to act on e-scooter parking; and Russia introduces new regulations for carpooling.

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Inline's Data Policy Tracker, July 2019

Written by Conor Brennan on 03 Jul 2019

Inline’s Data Policy Tracker covers the key political and regulatory changes, trends and developments impacting the data sector. We look at the latest interventions from regulators, policymakers and politicians within the context of this evolving data policy landscape.

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Finnish Government sets out its policy priorities for the EU over the next six months

Written by Owain Richards on 02 Jul 2019

The Finnish Government's work programme for its Presidency of the Council of the EU includes important positions on EU technology policy, platform regulation, the digital economy, Mobility-as-a-Service and digital taxation. Our briefing document outlines the implications for the tech sector.

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Inline at Five: Reflections on founding and growing a political consulting firm

Written by Shomik Panda on 01 Jul 2019

Inline Policy was launched five years ago as the vision of our Founder, Shomik Panda. In this blog, Shomik reflects on the challenges of starting a business from scratch and some of the highlights of the past five years.

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 27 June 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 27 Jun 2019

This week's top three: Paris crackdown on e-scooters continues; moves to legalise ride hailing and e-scooters in Romania; and Uber launches a petition to reverse new rules in Austria.

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Top 3 On-Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 20 June 2019

Written by David Abrahams on 20 Jun 2019

This week's top three: German police refusing to enforce e-scooter law, Uber threatens to pull out of Austria in ride hailing regulation row, wide-ranging mobility law passed by French National Assembly.

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Top 3 On-Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 13 June 2019

Written by David Abrahams on 13 Jun 2019

This week's top three: European safety body calls for e-scooter regulations; Paris Mayor's new measures against e-scooters; latest government stats on UK attitudes to transport tech.

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Opportunities for the tech sector during the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU

Written by Owain Richards on 11 Jun 2019

Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU begins on 1 July and presents opportunities for the tech sector to engage with policymakers in a broadly pro-technology Member State who will be in a leadership role over the six-month presidency.

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Top 3 On-Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 6 June 2019

Written by David Abrahams on 06 Jun 2019

This week's top 3 stories: Swedish regulator calls for e-scooter ban, new rules for ride hailing in Poland, Copenhagen Deputy Mayor calls for limits on shared e-scooters and e-bikes.
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Top 3 On-Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 30 May 2019

Written by David Abrahams on 30 May 2019

This week's top three: New e-scooters regulations in Austria, there are now more EV charging points than petrol stations in the UK, political pressure builds in Ireland for legalisation of e-scooters.

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Personal data mobility: the new front in the battle for the digital economy

Written by Olaf Cramme on 30 May 2019

Data portability rules in GDPR do very little to alter the balance of power in the digital economy. Could a shift to an economy based on data mobility give individuals true control over their personal data, tackle antitrust concerns around big tech, and strengthen workers in the gig economy?

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