Blocking Of Uber's Website And Digital Platforms Within The City Of Buenos Aires

Author:Mr Gustavo Giay, Diego Fernandez and Santiago Ezequiel Eraso Lomaquiz
Profession:Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
 
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The Court of Appeals in Criminal Matters and Misdemeanors of the City of Buenos Aires confirmed the first instance's order to conduct a preemptive shut down and blocking of Uber's website and any digital platforms, apps and any other technical resources employed to provide its services.

The Court of Appeals confirmed the first instance court's decision ordering a preemptive shutdown and blocking of Uber's website and any digital platforms, apps and any other technical resources employed to provide its services within the limits of the City of Buenos Aires (Court of Appeals in Criminal Matters and Misdemeanors of the City of Buenos Aires, Division II, “Incidente de apelación de clausura preventiva art. 29 LPC en autos UBER SRL s/ infr. 83 CC”, Docket 4790-02-CC/2016, decision dated May 5, 2016).

In so deciding, the Court explained that this type of injunction can be ordered based on the risk or imminent danger to public health or security arising from the conduct of the defendant.

The Court further affirms that Uber's users would find themselves unprotected when hiring its services due to lack of compliance with the relevant regulatory framework.

Furthermore, to complement the...

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