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European Court of Justice rules Uber is a transport company

Mark Moran
20 December 2017
 

Uber is a transport company and not a digital service, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled today. The case followed a complaint by taxi drivers in Barcelona, Spain, that the US ride-hailing company was circumventing licensing rules.

Uber said the verdict would make little difference to the way it operates in Europe. An Uber spokesperson said: “This ruling will not change things in most EU countries where we already operate under transportation law. However, millions of Europeans are...

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