Transport for London and Number 10 face information watchdog probe over Uber emails

London Assembly transport committee chair Caroline Pidgeon revealed the development in City Hall.

Transport for London and Downing Street are facing an investigation from the Information Commissioner’s Office, Liberal Democrat Caroline Pidgeon revealed in City Hall on Tuesday night (11 April).

The chair of the London Assembly’s transport committee, speaking at a black cab event organised by Ukip’s Peter Whittle and David Kurten, said she had asked the watchdog to launch the probe.

The development comes after emails and other documents, obtained by Pidgeon using the Freedom of Information Act, revealed that aides close to David Cameron urged Mayor of London Boris Johnson to drop proposed extra regulations on private hire app Uber in 2015.

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