back to article EU court to determine how Uber's business should be defined

The EU's highest court has begun hearing arguments on how Uber's business should be legally defined in a case that could have widespread implications for other businesses, an expert has said. The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has been asked to rule on whether Uber is a transport service provider, information society …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What a ridiculous argument

    If Uber was a general purpose app that helped you find drivers, find someone to fix your toilet, find someone to date, etc. then they could make that argument.

    But it is specifically designed to match someone who wants a ride with someone willing to provide that ride, and handles details like routing and billing. They're a transport service provider under any definition.

    1. joed

      Re: What a ridiculous argument

      Uber may be right today, but then its drivers (""contractors) should meet the requirements that traditional service providers are required to comply with. Since Uber's plans are to replace drivers with autonomous fleet the excuse may not apply in the future.

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