Uber pays more than 2.3 million for violation of the Taxi Act in the Netherlands
The ride-hailing company consented to pay a fine of € 2,3 million to settle charges concerning past violations of local laws in the Netherlands. When UberPop operated in the country, between July 2014 and November 2015, it allowed its drivers to provide transportation services without a proper license. Local taxi laws require private transportation services to have a taxi license. The Dutch Public Prosecution Service (DPPS) announced that Uber International BV, Uber Netherlands BV, Uber BV and Rasier Operations BV agreed to pay the amount. In addition, the person responsible to start Uber’s operations in the Netherlands had to perform community service penalty. The DDPS believes that a Court would have decided in the same way of settlement terms.