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.
14 November 18
New benchmark on obligations/quotas to promote children's programmes in Europe
Our new benchmark shows if commercial broadcasters and public service broadcasters are subject to requirements on the promotion of programmes or channels aimed at children.
12 November 18
Our coverage of Central American and Caribbean countries is increasing with Cuba and Guatemala
Cullen International’s Americas Telecoms Country Profiles provide the key facts about the telecoms sector, including the main policy priorities, in 20 countries in the region - now also covering Cuba and Guatemala.
08 November 18
New benchmark on taxation of online platforms in Europe
This new benchmark looks at whether EU member states have proposed or adopted specific taxes on digital services.