French Police Raid Uber Offices in Paris

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French Police raided Uber’s office in Paris on Monday as part of an investigation into the company’s controversial UberPop carpooling service.

A French prosecutor ordered the 25-officer raid at Uber’s Paris headquarters, seizing emails, documents and smartphones used by Uber drivers, French media reports.

The raid is the result of the company’s controversial UberPop service, which connects clients with non-professional drivers, the Verge reports. UberPop was ruled illegal in France under a new law that requires all chauffeurs to be licensed and insured, conditions French authorities say UberPop doesn’t meet.

Uber called the raid “an attempt at intimidation” and said it plans to “vigorously defend the rights conferred upon it by EU law and the French Constitution.”

[Le Monde]

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