Uber's London license restored by court; says safety issues resolved

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We've this morning seen Uber's London license restored by a court ruling, allowing the app to continue operating after a 2017 ban was overturned ...


Background

Uber has twice had its license to operate in London revoked by the regulatory body over safety and fraud concerns.

Transport for London (TfL) requires private taxi companies to re-apply for their license every five years. Uber was told back in 2017 that its license would not be renewed, giving the company just one week's notice of the decision.

TfL's statement said that the company posed a threat to public safety and security for a number of reasons, including: Its approach to reporting serious criminal offences.

Its approach to how medical certificates are obtained.

Its approach to how Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks are obtained.

Its approach to explaining the use of Greyball in London – software that could be used to block regulatory bodies from gaining full access to the app and prevent officials from undertaking regulatory or law enforcement duties.

Uber introduced new safety measures, and mounted a legal…
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