NEW YORK (PIX 11) – New York City dished out a blow to the app-based car service, Uber. The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has shut down 5 of the 6 local Uber dispatch sites.
The closure is punishment for failing to comply with a request for electronic records.
The TLC says the collection of data, such as trip times, locations and license plate numbers, is a safety issue.
Uber has given up the data in the past but now argues that it would give away trade secrets and violate the privacy of drivers and passengers.
The 5 bases won’t be able to reopen until they pay a $200 fine and hand over the records.
Uber insists the shutdown won’t stop or slow down their service.