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India Weighs Comprehensive Data Privacy Bill, Similar to EU’s GDPR

A draft of a sweeping data privacy bill has been submitted to India’s government that, if enacted, will restrict the transfer and storage of information on more than 1 billion people by global technology corporations from Facebook Inc. to Google. …

Uber Granted 15-Month License to Keep Operating in London

Uber Technologies Inc. was given an 15-month license to operate in London by a judge after the ride-sharing service worked out most of its differences with regulators. Judge Emma Arbuthnot granted the license in a ruling Tuesday. The case stems …

Uber Girds for Court Battle to Continue Operating in London

In a TV ad currently airing in the U.K., a young woman leaves a bar alone and prepares to step into an Uber. “I know his license number and he’s made 3,000 trips and speaks four languages,” she says to …

London Unveils New Rules for Uber’s Drivers, Cars; Fleet Insurance Also Eyed

London’s transport authority unveiled proposed new rules for private hire taxi companies such as Uber by requiring them to limit working hours for their drivers, share data on travel patterns and ensure provision of wheelchair-accessible vehicles. Companies “should ensure that …

Billionaire Chief of SoftBank Bets on Autonomously Driven World: Opinion

It has almost become a refrain: just what is Masayoshi Son up to? After plowing money into companies as diverse as Uber Technologies Inc., office rental specialist WeWork Cos Inc. and fintech lender SoFi, the billionaire chief of SoftBank Group …

China’s Ride-Hailing Firm Didi Raises $4B to Expand Overseas, Challenging Uber

Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing Technology Co. on Thursday said it has raised $4 billion in funds earmarked for expansion overseas and into areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), as it looks to challenge Uber Technologies Inc. The fundraising values …

EU Court Rules Uber Should Be Regulated as Transport Firm, Not an App

Uber Technologies Inc. suffered a defeat when the European Union’s top court ruled its ride-hailing service should be regulated as a transport company, a decision that could set a precedent for the burgeoning gig economy. The EU Court of Justice …

Uber’s Food-Delivery Business to Provide Insurance for Couriers in Europe

Uber’s food-delivery business will begin offering an insurance package to its couriers in Europe, a move to address the conditions of “gig economy” workers. Riders for food-delivery companies such as Uber Eats and Deliveroo are typically self-employed and the firms …

Uber’s UK Data Breach Exposed Accounts of 2.7M Customers in 2016

Uber Technologies Inc. said information from 2.7 million U.K. customers was taken in a 2016 security breach that hit 57 million riders and drivers globally and that the company kept secret from the public and authorities until recently. Uber said …

Uber: Giving UK Drivers Workers’ Rights Would Cost Millions of Pounds

Uber said on Tuesday that paying National Insurance contributions for its British drivers would add tens of millions of pounds to the taxi app’s costs were they to be deemed employees. Uber currently classifies its around 50,000 drivers in Britain …