Mandatory Credit: Photo by WILL OLIVER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9070353b) An Uber app on a mobile telephone in central London, Britain, 22 September 2017. Transport for London (TFL), the governing body responsible for transport in London, announced on 22 September 2017 that they will not renew Uber's license as a private hire operator in the city. Transport for London has informed Uber London Limited that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence after expiry of its current licence on 30 September 2017. Uber loses its license to operate in London, United Kingdom - 22 Sep 2017

Uber recently introduced a host of safety-oriented features in the Uber app such as a safety center, trusted contacts and a 911 emergency button. The company also started testing a new privacy feature to stop drivers from seeing the exact pickup and drop-off location history of past trips.

Its latest change though is likely to draw bigger applause from human and women’s rights groups. Uber has now introduced an updated sexual assault and harassment policy which ends the controversial practice of mandatory arbitration for employees, riders, and drivers.


In the blog post penned by Uber’s Chief Legal Officer, Tony West, the company claims that it ‘will no longer require mandatory arbitration for individual claims of sexual assault or sexual harassment by Uber riders, drivers or employees.’


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