Professor Arun Sundararajan assesses the impact of the EU's ruling that Uber is a transportation service on the company's operations
— December 21, 2017
Excerpt from NPR -- "So this was an anticipated ruling from the EU in deciding whether Uber was a digital platform or a transportation service. They came down on the side that Uber is a transportation service just like a traditional taxi service or a black car service. What this means is that all Uber drivers will have to be professional drivers. In all likelihood Uber's relationship with its drivers will have to change from contractors to them being full time employees and so it dramatically changes Uber's cost structure if it wants to operate in different European cities."