Provision of safety assurance information to TfL relating to UberPool (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0350
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Why is TfL continuing to insist on confidentiality privilege from Uber relating to public risk safety information?

Answer

Answer for Provision of safety assurance information to TfL relating to UberPool (1)

Answer for Provision of safety assurance information to TfL relating to UberPool (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I understand your desire for TfL's correspondence with Uber regarding UberPool to be made public and this matter was considered by the Information Commissioner following a freedom of information request.  Having carefully considered TfL's approach, the Information Commissioner agreed that disclosing this correspondence would be likely to prejudice TfL's position, as the regulator.

With this in mind, TfL will not be releasing information as explained in the Information Commissioner's Office decision report - available here, https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-taken/decision-notices/2017/1625663...