Uber has had its license revoked in Brighton
They are not ‘fit and proper’ to hold a license
Uber has had its license to operate in Brighton and Hove revoked after a unanimous decision by the Brighton and Hove City Council.
A statement has been released by the council which gives a reason for the decision: "The unanimous decision was taken as the members of the panel were not satisfied that Uber Brittania Limited are a ‘fit and proper person’ to hold an operator’s licence under the terms of Local Government"
In 2016, American hackers caused a data breach which was one of the main reasons behind the decision. The council stated: "the panel did have significant concerns about the company’s data breach and UBL’s lack of commitment to use only Brighton & Hove licensed drivers in the city."
Uber will appeal the decision to revoke the license and drivers licensed elsewhere will still be free to work within the city. A spokesperson for for the company said: "This is a disappointing decision for the thousands of passengers and drivers who rely on our app in Brighton and Hove. We intend to appeal so we can continue serving the city.”