The French government prepares to take legal action against Uber

by Inline Policy on 02 Apr 2014

The French government is preparing to take legal action against urban rideshare service UberPop, claiming it is providing an illegal taxi service by making a profit from its service, under the guise of carpooling.  The UberPop service was launched in France by Uber two months ago, offering a service where individuals can offer lifts to others in their personal cars for a fee.

However, in France, carpooling for profit is illegal. The action will be taken before a crucial report on regulation of rideshare services is presented to the Prime Minister in mid-April by Thomas Thévenoud, the government-appointed mediator between taxis and rideshare companies. Read more from LesEchos.fr (Article in French).

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