The ECJ debunked that myth.
It now means that in future all Uber outlets/drivers will be subject to the same local or national rules and laws that other taxi or private hire firms have to abide by, which may see some of the dubious drivers that Uber "employ" being taken off the road.
Having said that, it is ridiculous that, for example, a place like San Miguel de Salinas only used to have one taxi to serve the whole area including the town as well as places such as El Galan and Blue Lagoon. That meant that if the taxi was doing a run to the airport the whole area would have no taxi available for at least a couple of hours.
And then they wonder why so many individuals used to ferry people around for "petrol" money!