CJEU Advocate General issues new opinion classifying Uber as a transportation service

The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Maciej Spunar, has issued another non binding opinion in which he classifies Uber as a transportation company. As summarised in a CJEU press release, the opinion, issued in a case brought to the CJEU by the tribunal de grande instance de Lille (France), states that EU member states may prohibit and punish the illegal exercise of a transport activity such as UberPop without having to notify the Commission of the draft law in advance. Spunar reiterates an argument he made in a previous opinion, in May 2017, stating that the UberPop service falls within the field of transport and does not constitute an information society service.