US: Uber under FTC investigation

US: Uber under FTC investigation

Adding to the embattled ride-hailing company’s troubles, Uber is now reportedly under investigation for privacy violations by the Federal Trade Commission. Currently it’s purely speculation exactly what has the FTC investigators interested in Uber, which was reported Thursday by Recode. The site speculated that it could be the employees’ use of “god view,” a tool […]

US: Judge temporarily blocks law allowing Uber drivers to unionize

US: Judge temporarily blocks law allowing Uber drivers to unionize

A federal judge in Seattle has temporarily blocked the city’s first-in-the-nation law that attempts to allow Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers to unionize. The law, passed in 2015, had been scheduled to go into effect this week. Seattle’s law allows Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers — who are categorized as independent contractors, not employees — […]

Uber and the Rule of Law: Should Spontaneous Liberalization Be Applauded or Criticized?

Damien Geradin, March 20, 2016 While Uber is able to operate legally in a growing number of countries and cities, regulatory approval has proved to be elusive in other jurisdictions. Yet, in a number of regions or cities Uber decided to launch its services despite the absence of regulatory approval. The fact that Uber has […]