Uber hits regulatory speed bumps in Thailand, Spain and Rio de Janeiro


Uber hit a few more regulatory bumps on its road to world domination this week with bans in Thailand, Spain and a threat of car seizures in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro’s public transport authority accused Uber drivers of operating illegally by offering “paid transport without proper licensing” in a complaint filed with police, Bloomberg reported. Uber drivers who keep working in the Brazilian city risk having their cars seized, the transport department claimed.

An Uber spokesman told Bloomberg the company “hasn’t received any notification” from Rio authorities regarding the police probe, and that it intended to work with regulators to craft “common-sense” regulation …

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