News

Draft Law to Regulate Uber and Careem ‘Approved in Principle’ and Causes Controversy

Draft Law to Regulate Uber and Careem ‘Approved in Principle’ and Causes Controversy

 

Members of the Transport and Communications Commission, National Security, Economic Affairs, and Communications in the House of Representatives ‘approved in principle’ a draft law which aims at regulating land transport services using information technology for passengers – which will directly affect Uber and Careem,  according to Egypt Independent.

Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr stated that the law would intend to increase private sector involvement in advancing development, providing jobs, and providing the best service to citizens at the lowest price.

Controversy hit some of the articles, as they refer to sharing data held by Uber and Careem users with the authorities, which was considered by many a breach of users’ privacy. It is proposed that data will be linked to state bodies, but these bodies are not defined.

A verdict was issued on 20 March by Egypt’s Administrative Court ordering Uber and Careem, alongside their mobile apps, to be shut down by the government; they faced claims of violating Egyptian law by using normal cars for commercial use without a license.

Both companies subsequently issued statements declaring that they will resume their services in the country, and will appeal against the court’s ruling.

Egypt to Establish Free Economic Zone in South Sinai's Nuweiba
Israeli Forces Kill 16 Palestinians During Confrontations on Gaza Border

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Long-Awaited Naguib Mahfouz Museum to Open End of June

Egyptian StreetsJune 19, 2019

Who Was Mohamed Morsi? A Timeline of His Rise and Fall

Egyptian StreetsJune 18, 2019

Turkey, Qatar Only Countries to React to Morsi’s Death

Egyptian StreetsJune 18, 2019

Egypt’s Former President Mohamed Morsi Dies of a Heart Attack in Court

Egyptian StreetsJune 17, 2019

First Creative Entrepreneurship Event in Egypt For Women

Egyptian StreetsJune 16, 2019

Cairo’s Third Metro Line Fare Prices Increase to EGP 5 – EGP 10

Egyptian StreetsJune 16, 2019

Aguirre: I Will Leave If I Don’t Achieve Egypt’s Targets

Egyptian StreetsJune 15, 2019

Egyptian MP Proposes Abolishing Plastic Bags in Favour of Eco-Friendly Alternatives

Egyptian StreetsJune 11, 2019
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.