France passes its anti-Uber law

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Daniel Cooper
September 19th, 2014
In this article: france, law, uber
France passes its anti-Uber law

Remember the French law that, if passed, would make life impossible for companies like Uber, LeCab and Allocab? Last night the country's national assembly gave a Gallic thumbs-up to the rule. The biggest change is that drivers are now banned from sharing their GPS location, preventing customers from being able to hail the nearest cab from their phone. If there is an upside, however, it's that the late amendment that required Uber drivers to return "home" after each trip was shot down at the last minute. We won't bore you with the more minor details, but the TL;DR version is that the balance of power is back with France's entrenched Taxi monopoly. If we were in the mood, we'd make some sort of joke about a country with such a history of revolution is now slavishly enforcing the status-quo...

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