The Uber company and two of its leaders will be judged on September 30 Correctional for the provision of their mobile UberPOP, dedicated to public obloquy by taxis for its unfair competition, announced Tuesday the Paris prosecutor.
The company Uber France, its CEO Thibaud Simphal and Director for Western Europe Uber, Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, including appearing for deceptive trade practice, complicity in illegal practice of the taxi trade, illegal computer data processing.
It is their particular accused to connect customers with individuals who use their private vehicles to transport the load without paying.
“The investigations – many and complex – conducted into the framework of this survey, were conducted in parallel with the proceedings against the drivers employed by the organizing company for illegally practicing the profession of taxi (lack of parking permit on the street waiting for customers), “said the prosecutor in a statement.
As of June 30, 202 of these drivers have been sentenced to fines, another was sentenced to 15 days suspended sentence and 79 procedures are being processed.
“These proceedings against the drivers have helped support the investigation opened against the Company Uber France,” continued the prosecutor.
Simphal Thibaud and Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, had been placed in custody Monday morning as part of a preliminary inquiry in November 2014, before mobilization taxis against undeclared work in sector.
The type of relationship made up possible applications such UberPOP include in particular by Thévenoud Act of 1 October 2014 which strengthened the sanctions.
In March the Paris headquarters Uber France had been searched. Documentation, mobile phones and computers were seized.
On the cover personal data, it is accused in particular the conditions for collecting and maintaining this customer data, possibly in violation of the Data Protection Act 1978.
Uber disputes for months Thévenoud the law which governs the activity of transport vehicles with driver (VTC).
The parent US filed two complaints against France before the European Commission, to obtain the cancellation of this law
30/06/2015 1:49:13 p.m.. – Paris (AFP) – © 2015 AFP