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San Francisco Sues Uber For Driver Information

Eric Risberg / AP

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2014, file photo a man leaves the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco.

Eric Risberg / AP

(AP) - San Francisco is suing Uber to force the ride-hailing service to disclose business information of its drivers.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a petition Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court seeking a court order for addresses and names of drivers who operate in the city, saying they need to comply with city registration rules.

Drivers who operate more than seven days a year must obtain a business registration certificate and pay an annual $91 fee. This is a requirement of all businesses.

Uber San Francisco general manager Wayne Ting said in a statement that the company agrees drivers must get a business license, but wants permission from drivers to give the information to the city.

The company also wants assurances that drivers' home addresses are kept off a city website.

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