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.
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?
This week's Top 3: German Government u-turns on e-scooter rules, new French rules for micro-mobility finalised, and Uber faces strikes shortly before IPO.
This week's Top 3: Uber makes a MaaS in London, Lime calls for respect in Brussels, and the debate continues over e-scooters in Germany.
This week's Top 3: police cracking down on scooters in London and Dublin, a new global player for car sharing, Seville launches scooter consultation
This week's Top 3: Regulations on electric scooters on the way in Ireland, EU introduces new rights for ride hailing drivers, Poland's government meets with taxi drivers over new ride hailing rules.
This week's top 3 stories: Competition regulator examines Enterprise/SHB deal, Austria adopts scooter rules and German taxi drivers protest.
This week's top 3 stories: Fines for scooter riders and companies in Paris, new law on ride hailing and intermediaries in Poland, emergency transport laws introduced in Romania.
On 13 November in Barcelona at the Sharing Cities Summit representatives from 42 cities across four continents co-signed a declaration outlining principles for how cities should approach regulating the collaborative economy.
This week's top 3 stories: Ford and SEAT get in on the scooter action, Paris invites bids for car sharing schemes, Addison Lee loses its appeal.
In his keynote address to the TUC Congress, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has called for gig economy workers to be given full employment rights. He promised that a Labour Government would go beyond all the “positive recommendations in the Taylor report” and extend sick pay, parental leave, or protections against unfair dismissal to gig economy workers.
As the number of self-employed people continues to rise in the UK, the need to create better mechanisms to provide support to this growing workforce without compromising the intrinsic flexibility of self-employment is becoming increasingly important.
The UK Government has published its long-awaited response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices.