An opinion issued by the European Court of Justice on May 11 could prevent people from using or working for services such as Uber and Airbnb.

The opinion from the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice follows a case that has been brought by Spanish taxi drivers against the ride sharing service Uber. It found that Uber should be regulated like a transportation company, not as an “information society service”.

If the opinion is upheld, these services could be required to apply fo...

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