February 05, 2015 13:25
Uber has proposed a way of licensing its drivers to make it possible for the private limousine service to operate legally in Korea.
In a press conference in Seoul on Wednesday, Uber senior vice president David Plouffe asked the Korean government to subject his business to appropriate regulatory measures rather than simply banning it.
Asked about the Seoul Metropolitan Government's recent crackdown on Uber, he said the company wants to continue operations in Korea even if it means that the business will pay fines to the city government on behalf of the drivers.
Uber landed in Korea in June last year, but the government officially banned it for violating laws that prevent unlicensed drivers providing passenger transport for money.
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