Uber's ride-sharing mobile app. Photo courtesy of Uber.
A judge banned Uber, a mobile-application-based company that connects customers with vehicle drivers, from operating in Spain, according to a report by AFP.
Court services said the cellphone-based ride-sharing service drives unfair competition and the drivers do not have the administrative authorization to provide rides, says the report.
Additionally, the court ordered telecom companies and payment services to block Uber, which processes payments via a mobile app, according to the report.
The ruling is a cautionary measure while the court examines a case brought by the Madrid Taxi Association, says the report.
Dutch judges recently banned Uber’s UberPOP service, a court in Frankfurt banned Uber in Germany in September and the city government in New Delhi recently banned Uber from operating in the capital city.
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