Why Uber’s fate could herald backlash against ‘digital disruptors’

Why Uber’s fate could herald backlash against ‘digital disruptors’
Are Silicon Valley’s giants at last being reined in by the regulators?

Giuliana Ingegneri is worried about her father, Adriano. Since December he has combined his job as an Uber driver with stints at the family business. But on Friday, Transport for London’s bombshell announcement that the technology giant’s licence will not be renewed in the capital sent shockwaves through the Ingegneris’ Tooting home.

“My dad helps out with the family carpet cleaning business so the flexible hours work well for him,” said Giuliana, 16. “He also has diabetes so it’s important he can work when he wants so he can attend his medical appointments. Sometimes he will work 20 hours a day and earn around £300 and on others he will only make £8 a day.”

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Source: Guardian Transport

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