Uber Banned in Italy

  •   Ricky
  •   August 28, 2018
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An Italian court has blocked the ride-hailing company from operating in the country, ruling that the use of the service's mobile apps constituted unfair competition. The ruling, which was in response to a lawsuit filed by Italy's major traditional taxi associations, also prohibits the startup from promoting or advertising its services in Italy. Uber uses an app to connect riders with part-time drivers of private cars, oftentimes for less than the cost of a traditional taxi or car service. Its rapid growth has led to roadblocks from government regulators and taxi commissions, which argue that on-demand ride services don't adhere to the same regulations as traditional taxis. This isn't the first time Uber has faced banishment from a country. The San Francisco-based startup has also run into opposition from governments in Brazil, France, Germany and India, among others.

An Italian court has blocked the ride-hailing company from operating