London authorities refused to renew the license of Uber

Moscow. September 22. INTERFAX.RU – London Authorities rejected the application Uber Technologies Inc to issue new licenses for the provision of taxi in the British capital, writes The Guardian.

The decision by Transport for London (TfL) came as a surprise to industry and residents. The Uber app in London are 3.5 million passengers and 40 thousand drivers for the company, this market is one of the most developed.

TfL explained its decision not to renew the license that “the approach and behavior of the Uber demonstrate the lack of corporate responsibility”. In addition, the regulator is concerned that Uber uses a software system Greyball that collects personal data of the clients and analyzes them. This spring, Uber announced a complete ban Greyball.

“I fully support the decision of TfL, said the mayor of London Sadiq Khan. – It would be wrong to extend the license Uber, if there is any risk to the safety of Londoners”.

The validity of the current license will expire September 30. The Uber has 21 days to appeal the decision of the transport regulator, and the company intends to immediately file an appeal in the British courts.

Solution TfL “shows the world that London is far from open and closed innovation-of companies,” reads a press release from Uber.

Uber is an international technology company that develops mobile services on call car with a personal driver. The company provides services in more than 630 cities in nearly 70 countries.