French police raided Uber's Paris office this week, seizing smartphones and other items as part of an investigation into the company's carpooling service called UberPop, according to a report in Le Monde. (Tweet This.)
Authorities claim that UberPop does not abide by a new law that requires drivers to be insured and licensed. Uber, though, claims that its low cost service, which connects users with nonprofessional drivers, does meet the new standards.
Thibaud Simphal, Uber's general manager for the Paris area, said the raid was of questionable legality.
"We see in this a disproportionate action, carried out on shaky legal grounds," Simphal told the French magazine L'Obs.