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Italian magistrates target Uber over alleged rider exploitation: Report

Uber Italia said it had made its Uber Eats platform available to restaurants and couriers in full respect of the law and it condemned any form of illegal intermediation

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The report said Uber Eats is alleged to have paid much higher sums to two recruitment companies that took on and managed the riders

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Italian magistrates have placed an Italian unit of Uber Technologies under special administration as part of an investigation into alleged exploitation of food delivery riders, three people familiar with the case said on Friday.

Uber Italia said it had made its Uber Eats platform available to restaurants and couriers in full respect of the law and condemned any form of illegal intermediation, the Reuters reported.

"We participate actively in the debate around regulation which we believe will give the food delivery sector the necessary legal security to prosper in Italy," Uber Italia said in an emailed statement.

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First Published: May 30 2020 | 12:22 PM IST

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