LONDON MAYOR Sadiq Khan gave a keynote speech to a conference in Texas in which he warned of a, “Dereliction of duty if politicians do not ensure the tech revolution has worked for everyone in society.”
Khan told the South by South West Conference: “In some cases, innovation and the sharing economy risk being used as a cover to break up decades of established and hard-fought rights.”
The mayor added:
“In London we have been clear with Uber and other cab and car-share firms that everyone, no matter how big or small, must play the rules. And that means no exceptions.
“There must be greater responsibility taken by some tech companies for the impact they are having on the world. And crucially, no business or industry should ever consider itself above the local rules or laws set by the democratic process.”