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Tada Operator Files Constitutional Petition Against Revised Passenger Transport Law

Tada Operator Files Constitutional Petition Against Revised Passenger Transport Law

SEOUL, May 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The operator of the ride-hailing service Tada has filed a constitutional appeal against a revised passenger transport service act, company officials said Tuesday, accusing the amendment of infringing on the freedom of corporate activities and other basic rights. The Value Creators & Company (VCNC) submitted the petition to the [...]

Court Rules Ride-hailing Service Tada is Legitimate Rental Car Service

Court Rules Ride-hailing Service Tada is Legitimate Rental Car Service

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A Seoul court ruled in favor of the ride-hailing service Tada as a legitimate rental car service Wednesday, in a landmark decision that will likely support the mobility platform industry. The Seoul Central District Court acquitted Lee Jae-woong, car-sharing app operator SoCar, and Park Jae-uk, head of SoCar’s subsidiary [...]

Revision Bill on Banning Tada’s Taxi Business Passed at Parliamentary Committee

Revision Bill on Banning Tada’s Taxi Business Passed at Parliamentary Committee

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A National Assembly committee on Friday passed a revision bill on effectively outlawing the controversial taxi business of Tada, a South Korean ride-hailing service operator. The revision to the passenger transport service act, approved by the parliamentary transportation panel, restricts the outsourcing of drivers for the use of rental [...]

Platform Workers Receive Instructions from Employers Despite Working as Freelancers

Platform Workers Receive Instructions from Employers Despite Working as Freelancers

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of the platform workers who work through digital platforms like the car-hailing service Tada were found to receive supervision from platform service providers. The Korea Labor Institute said in a recent report that 53.5 percent of platform workers said they are subject to orders or restrictions [...]

Platform Labor, Innovation or Illegal?

Platform Labor, Innovation or Illegal?

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Last Tuesday, the Ministry of Employment and Labor recognized the status of delivery people at Yogiyo, a South Korean food delivery platform, as workers, raising controversy over how to address platform labor. Platform labor refers to a form of labor achieved through intermediary platforms such as mobile apps. Food [...]

4 in 10 Office Workers Prefer Car-sharing Services to Taxis

4 in 10 Office Workers Prefer Car-sharing Services to Taxis

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Ride-hailing services like South Korean mobility platform Tada are becoming increasingly popular among office workers, a recent study has revealed. Job portal Incruit conducted a survey of 4,326 adults, 41 percent of whom responded that they have the intention to use shared mobility platforms. In particular, 45 percent of [...]

Public Opinion Divided over Prosecutors’ Decision to Indict Tada Executives

Public Opinion Divided over Prosecutors’ Decision to Indict Tada Executives

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversy sparked among South Koreans following a recent decision by the prosecution to deem Tada, a car sharing service, an illegal business and subject the company’s executives to a trial. The taxi industry welcomed the move, while startups saw this as a major setback to their survival. Seoul Central [...]

Prosecutors Indict Ride-hailing Service Executives

Prosecutors Indict Ride-hailing Service Executives

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean prosecutors Monday indicted the heads of Tada, a ride-hailing service, declaring the app-based business illegal. Lee Jae-woong, chief executive of car-sharing app operator SoCar, and Park Jae-uk, chief executive of its rental car hailing service unit, Value Creators & Company (VCNC), will face a trial without physical [...]