Uber operates a transport service, not a software service, and so can be subject to taxi licensing regulations, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union advised Thursday.According to Advocate General Maciej Szpunar, Uber’s platform falls under EU regulations for transport, not information services, so can be required to obtain the necessary licences and authorizations under national law.[ Download InfoWorld’s essential guide to microservices and learn how to create modern web and mobile applications that scale. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]
If Szpunar’s opinion is followed by the full court, which is now beginning its deliberations, then the ruling could cause trouble for Uber and companies like it across the European Union. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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