BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia’s commerce regulator mentioned on Monday it might advantageous ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) more than $629,000 for obstructing a regulatory visit in 2017.
FILE PHOTO: A display screen shows the corporate emblem for Uber Technologies Inc. on the day of it is IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Uber has repeatedly drawn the ire of authorities in Colombia, the place use of the service is widespread however unlawful.
The nation has not particularly regulated transport companies like Uber, however has mentioned it’s going to droop for 25 years the licenses of drivers caught working for the platform.
The advantageous from the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce says Uber urges workers to not give data to regulators and to dam entry to firm computer systems. Those insurance policies have been applied throughout the October 2017 visit, the regulator mentioned.
“The company presented a disrespectful and obstructive attitude in the face of different information requirements on the part of officials,” the regulator mentioned in an announcement.
Uber mentioned in an announcement it has not been formally knowledgeable of the advantageous, however would look at it as soon as it has been.
The advantageous additionally cites three Uber staffers by title, individually fining them between $1,469 and $7,344.
The two authorized staffers and one supervisor “collaborated and executed the obstruction of the mentioned administrative visit and the incompletion of the orders and instructions imparted by the Superintendency,” the assertion mentioned.
“It is also proven that these people gave evasive and incomplete declarations about their roles and functions inside the company, and about their knowledge of the corporate structure of Uber Colombia,” it added.
In July Colombia ordered Uber to enhance its knowledge safety in response to a 2016 breach that compromised the info of 267,000 Colombians.
Reporting by Julia Symmes Cobb; extra reporting by Luis Jaime Acosta; Editing by Leslie Adler