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New benchmark on the regulation of Uber-like services

11-04-2017


Uber-like services

The debate on the collaborative economy in the Americas was mainly triggered by the entry of Uber into the major cities of the region. Following court decisions on the legality of transportation services offered through online platforms, national and local governments issued studies and decisions aiming to adapt regulation to these new forms of business.

There are Uber-like services in all researched countries, and we observe different approaches towards regulation of this type of service - from setting licencing requirements, to registration of drivers and other service-specific rules. In some countries, competition authorities set non-binding guidelines and recommendations, whereas several cities and states issued specific regulation for transportation services offered through online platforms.

This new benchmark has been published in the scope of our Americas Digital Economy service.

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