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License caps and CCTV among ride-hailing rule changes urged in report to UK gov’t

Uber and similar services could be facing caps on the number of licenses for vehicles that can operate ride-hailing services in London and other UK cities under rule changes being recommended to the g

Uber is in court to appeal London license loss by claiming it’s changed

Uber is in court in the UK today to try to overturn a decision by London’s transport regulator last fall to withdraw its license to operate in the city — where it claims to have some 3.5 m

London sets out safety-first plan for regulating ride-sharing

After London sent ripple's of shock through Silicon Valley last year, by denying Uber a renewal of its private hire vehicle license, the city's transport regulator is doubling down on its scrutiny of

Uber files appeal against London license loss

Uber has today filed notification of its intention to appeal the London transport regulator's decision to withdraw its license to operate in the market.

No quick win for Uber in London over license loss

Disappointment for Uber today if it was hoping an apology and a personal visit from its new CEO would quickly reboot relations with the local transport regulator in London, which last month stripped

How “anonymous” wifi data can still be a privacy risk

The thorny issue of tracking of location data without risking individual privacy is very neatly illustrated via a Freedom of Information (FOI) request asking London's transport regulator to release th

Uber’s Northern Europe chief departs after London license loss

Uber's regional general manager for Northern Europe, Jo Bertram, is leaving the company. The news was reported earlier by Reuters and confirmed by an Uber spokesman who forwarded the departure email s

Uber CEO to meet London transport chief after license loss

Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will go to London to meet with the city's transport commissioner following the regulator's decision to withdraw licensing.

Uber CEO apologizes for ‘mistakes’ after London license blow

Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has written an open letter apologizing for "mistakes we've made" following the announcement on Friday by London's transport regulator that it was withdrawing licensing

Uber only has itself to blame for London license loss

The tech industry's over-processed supply of irony might not be enough to service all the ramifications of Uber being stripped of its London license by the city's transport regulator.

Uber loses its license to operate in London

In a huge blow to Uber in the UK London’s transport regulator has rejected its application to renew its license to operate in the city. In a statement today TfL said it has concluded that Uber i

Uber faces £2.9M fee to renew London license under new rules

London's transport regulator, Transport for London, has released details of a new more expansive and expensive system of tiered license fees for private hire operators that will drive up the fees tha

Uber loses legal challenge against English tests for London drivers

The bad news just keeps piling up for Uber. The ride-hailing giant has lost a court battle against London's transport regulators which have been seeking to raise the level of English spoken by private

Uber files legal challenge to incoming rule changes in London

Uber is taking legal action to try to block forthcoming regulatory changes in London that could impact its ability to recruit drivers onto its platform -- including a new requirement for drivers to ha

Android Pay Debuts in the UK, no need to unlock device when you tap for sales under £30

Ahead of Google’s annual I/O event kicking off later today in Mountain View, the company is unveiling its latest developments for Android Pay. The mobile wallet for Android-powered smartphones

Big Win For Uber In London As Regulator Drops Major Rule Changes

London's transport regulator TfL has concluded a review of a public consultation into changes to the rules for private hire vehicles, dropping a raft of measures that would have substantially impacted

Uber London Revs Its Lobbying Engines Against “Bureaucratic” Rule Changes

Transport for London, the local body responsible for transport regulations in the U.K. capital, has published a set of proposals for changes to regulations pertaining to the operation of private hire

London Transport Network Finally Opening Up To Contactless Mobile Payments

London has had a dedicated contactless payment travelcard, called Oyster, for over a decade -- offering a smarter alternative to paper ticketing that can hold a balance and cap daily and weekly travel

Hailo Ups Its Minimum Fare In London To £10, Triggers Licensing Complaints

Another chapter in the ongoing saga between city cab regulations and on-demand taxi apps: cab app Hailo, which in London relies on a portion of the city's black cabs to power its taxi-hailing-on-deman