Brazil’s Senate Approves Amended Taxi-Hailing App Bill

Senate withdrew controversial regulations to appease app-tech companies such as Uber and Cabify.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – While almost three thousand demonstrated outside Brazil’s Congress on Tuesday the country’s Senate approved a bill which regulates the use of transportation applications in the country. Senators, however, removed two controversial items in the Chamber-approved bill, easing some of the concerns by Uber and Cabify drivers.

“On Tuesday (October 31st), the Federal Senate heard the voices of the more than 500,000 partner drivers and Uber's 17 million users in Brazil and removed from the text of PLC 28/2017 many of the unnecessary bureaucracies,” stated . . .

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