The practices of Uber and Lyft, the two most popular ridesharing applications in Pennsylvania, have drawn varied responses from the legal community. The growth of these companies, and their market shares, has raised legal implications for all involved: the state, cities, drivers, consumers, and the companies themselves. While we love the ease of these applications, we are also bombarded with news articles highlighting the problems in the industry.
This program will feature sessions covering: employment law issues related to ridesharing companies, the struggling regulatory state and proposals for effective regulation, and the privacy implications of ridesharing companies’ data collection practices.
- Employment status of drivers and unemployment compensation issues
- Self-driving cars (Pittsburgh only), data collection practices, and the intersection of law and technology
- Environmental impact and potential regulation
- Consumer rights
- And much more