A service of joint visits BlaBlaCar may be blocked by Roskomnadzor at the request of the Prosecutor’s office of the Timashevsk district of Krasnodar region, Kommersant reports.
As it became known publication, OOO Camuto Rus, the Russian operator of the service BlaBlaCar, is appealing the decision of Timashevsky regional court of Krasnodar territory, who on September 12 recognized prohibited information about joint trips on motor transport (ridesharing) distributed on the website www.blablacar.ru. Date of hearing in the appeal has not yet been appointed. If the decision of Timashevsky regional court will come into force, Roskomnadzor will be obliged to block access to the resource throughout Russia.
Company BlaBlaCar was founded in 2006 in Paris, the service use 50 million customers in 22 countries, in Russia, the service has existed since February 2014.
With complaints about the activities of the service in the Prosecutor’s office asked the Association of Regional motor transportation Union (RACES), which found that it facilitates the organization of regular illegal commercial traffic.
In turn, the statement about activities of BlaBlaCar in August this year filed a lawsuit Timashevskiy district Prosecutor’s office, which indicated that the service provides information services to persons engaged in commercial transportations without permission. According to the publication, in the region to administrative responsibility have already involved several drivers who offered their services on the service BlaBlaCar.