EU Court of Justice Advocate General Szpunar delivers his opinion in a case regarding the concept of information society service (Uber Spain)

Quo Vadis EU law on e-platforms? A comment on the Advocate General’s Opinion in the Uber Spain Case. 1. Introduction: Background of the case In 2014, Uber launched its UberPOP service in Barcelona and Madrid. UberPOP enables users of Uber’s App to request a transport service from non-professional private drivers using their own vehicles. Its immediate success suggests, on the one hand, that the traditional taxi and Private Hire Vehicle (PHV) services do not adequately satisfy the demand for mobility services in Spain, while on the other, it underscores the appetite of Spanish users and tourists visiting Spain for new mobility services and of drivers to cater to them. This success triggered an immediate reaction of taxi associations and public administrations: taxi associations

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Rafael Allendesalazar, EU Court of Justice Advocate General Szpunar delivers his opinion in a case regarding the concept of information society service (Uber Spain), 11 May 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2017, Art. N° 84886

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