Uber Will Pay the Netherlands €2.3 Million Due to Violation of the Taxi Law
OREANDA-NEWS Uber taxi service will pay €2.3 million fine following the proceedings with the Prosecutor's office of the Netherlands in the case of the use of the uberpop option in the country in 2014-2015. This was reported on the website of the Prosecutor's office. Of these, about €2 million will be paid to the company Uber International BV, Uber Netherlands BV, Uber BV and Rasier Operations BV, will also be confiscated their illegal income in the amount of €309 thousand. In addition, the person responsible for the introduction of UberPop in the service application, performed 90 hours of public works.
It is noted that Uber has decided to settle the situation out of court. The Prosecutor's office accused the company of violating the taxi law, as drivers who used the UberPop option could use the service application to provide transport services without a license.
"The taxi license is designed to ensure the safety of the client. The provision of taxi services without a license also creates unfair competition, " the Prosecutor's office said. It States that Uber violated the taxi law with the help of four legal entities that jointly prepared and implemented the UberPop option in the service application. From November 2015 Uber UberPop removed from the application and pledged to continue to abide by the laws of the Netherlands.
In 2016, hackers stole the personal data of 57 million Uber customers and drivers, the company hid the leak for a year. These included names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and driver's license numbers. As a result of the proceedings, Uber agreed to pay $148 million to 50 States and the Federal district of Columbia in the United States.