New York suspends 5 of Uber's 6 bases over trip records

UberWashington, Jan 08 : New York's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), which licenses taxicabs in the city, has temporarily suspended five out of six car hubs of Uber until they divulge electronic records of drivers' trips.

The TLC has asked Uber to produce data including, "the date of trip, time of trip, pick up location, and license numbers" and has demanded that the company pay 200 dollars fine for each of its bases in New York , reported The Verge.

Uber, on the other hand, has argued that the details demanded by the agency constitute trade secrets and sharing them could undermine its position in the market. They also said that such data could be a violation of drivers' privacy.

The ruling was published on Tuesday.

Ann Macadangdang, the hearing officer at the administrative tribunal, said that such objections should be dismissed as the company has shared such data without protest in the past.

A spokesperson for Uber said that the company was holding talks with the TLC on these issues and will continue to operate in NYC through their single remaining base. (ANI)

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