Drivers sue Uber for “firing by algorithm”October 28, 2020
A number of former taxi drivers accuse the company of using algorithms for dismissal – this violates Article 22 of the General Data Protection Regulation.
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British drivers have launched a lawsuit in the Netherlands, where Uber’s data is stored. They claim to have been “fired by the algorithm” with no way to appeal the verdict. In London, the situation is exacerbated by the fact that after being fired by any private taxi operator, drivers must report to the government. Otherwise, they lose their license.
If the drivers’ accounts are blocked by the algorithm, they cannot get clarification from the company and lose the right to drive vehicles.
At the same time, Article 22 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) states that a person has the right to be protected from a decision that was taken exclusively through automatic processing of information. These standards apply to all countries of the European Union and it is to them that indignant drivers turn to.
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