York scraps Uber's licence over data breach

York is the Third UK City to Refuse Uber a New Licence

York is the Third UK City to Refuse Uber a New Licence

York has become the third United Kingdom city to refuse Uber a licence to operate, citing concerns about the ride-hailing company's 2016 data breach, which affected 2.7m British users and drivers, and customer complaints.

The licence renewal rejection in the northern English city was another blow to Uber's United Kingdom operations after it was found unfit to run a taxi service in London in September and its Sheffield licence was suspended earlier this month.

Speaking before Tuesday's council meeting, Saf Din, Chair of York Hackney Carriage Association, said the city was being overwhelmed by out-of-town drivers.

Meanwhile, Sheffield has done an about-face on its November decision to suspend Uber's licence to operate in the city.

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Uber was granted an operator's licence by the City of York Council on December 21, 2016 to run until midnight on December 23, 2017.

Hackers obtained personal details of 57 million customers and drivers worldwide, including people's names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers.

"I believe that increased choice and competition is a good thing for both passengers and drivers in terms of increasing standards across the board".

Councillors in York refused to renew a licence for the ride- hailing app. Passengers tell us they love being able to track their vehicle on a live map, pay without cash and get a receipt with their fare and the route taken.

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"We must also have every driver from Bradford here at the moment", he added. If it does so, it could continue operating in York until the appeal is heard.

The authority had suspended the taxi firm's licence after the company "failed to respond to requests from the local authority's licensing team about their management".

Uber is allowed to continue operating int he city until December 18, and if it chooses to appeal the suspension, it can function until that has been heard.

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