Romania - Court bans Uber - June 30, 2018

A specialised tribunal of Cluj banned the ‘unfair competition practices’ of ridesharing company Uber. The court referred to practices to provide transport services without holding the legal authorisations. The court’s decision is not final and the company has 30 days to use the right of appeal. The case against Uber was opened in 2016 by an association of taxi companies. A draft bill, which was formulated in April by the government, foresees that ridesharing services require authorisation from local authorities in the cities where they operate. Earlier this month, the National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing fined Uber with RON 200,000 (43,000 euro) for failing to notify the authority about a security incident that may have affected the personal data of some 30,000 local clients.

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