Ebay released a new set of privacy rules that will go into effect on May 25, which coincides with the date new European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) standards must be met by the company.

The company claims the new privacy rules for all global properties meet the new GDPR regulations, therefore, users outside the EU appear to benefit from the same privacy laws.

In addition, the company issued a BCR (Binding Corporate Rules) document “to adequately protect your personal information regardless of where the data resides.”

This new privacy policy and the new BCR is far more detailed and complex than the previous policy. OF course, much of it is due to the GDPR and since the Facebook debacles about privacy, there has been some pressure on U.S. corporations to include GDPR protections to all users globally.

eBay provided the highlights of what’s new:

  • eBay has created easy-to-recognize icons that will help highlight privacy topics to make it easier for users to see how they use user’s personal information.
  • They have added some detail around what users can do with their data and how users can exercise their privacy rights on eBay.
  • eBay is providing additional information about when they delete user data.
  • eBay claims they will provide increased transparency around the different purposes for which they use personal information.

To read the full policy, follow this link here.

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