Now, following an extensive audit, a two-day hearing at Westminster magistrates court resulted in victory for the Silicon Valley giant. Uber had sought a five year license, but has to settle for 15-months initially.
During the hearing Uber said it “fully accepts that (TfL’s) decision was justified” primarily due to concerns over the lack of background checks on drivers and failure to report assaults to police, but had “since acknowledged and apologised for their past mistakes and made far-reaching changes to address them.”
During the hearing, the company said it has “changed its senior leadership; strengthened its governance arrangements; clarified and secured its relations with other companies in the Uber group; updated and improved its policies in a wide range of areas; and is taking steps to transform its corporate culture”.
TDLA general secretary said (via Independent): “Uber’s blatant disregard for TfL’s regulations and public safety was laid before the court. When TfL’s lawyers grilled Uber on its handling of the 2016 data breach and its shocking failure to report sexual assaults to the police, Uber just blamed its tainted past on its former leadership.”
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