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Uber formally appeals the loss of its London licence

Uber formally appeals the loss of its London licence
From Engadget - October 13, 2017

"While we have today filed our appeal so that Londoners can continue using our app, we hope to continue having constructive discussions with Transport for London. As our new CEO has said, we are determined to make things right," an Uber spokesperson commented this morning.

TfL concluded last month that Uber was not "fit and proper" to hold a private hire licence. "TfL considers that Uber's approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications," the regulator's statement read. Specifically, TfL is not happy with how Uber reports serious criminal offences and conducts driver background and medical checks. Uber's controversial 'Greyball' tool, which helped the company track and deliberately evade authorities, was also mentioned, though Uber claims it has never been used "for those purposes" in the UK.

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