A huge number of 3133 amendments is currently under assessment by Ecommerce Europe. The proposed adjustments of the Data Protection Regulation (DPR) by the European Parliament (EP) forces Ecommerce Europe to focus especially on topics like personal data, consent and the right to be forgotten.
The scope of the term personal data in the Data Protection Regulation is very important to web merchants. Where merchants seek for a right balance between protecting personal data and processing data as a legitimate interest, a very broad scope of personal data does not seem to serve e-commerce. Therefore an assessment of all the EP amendments on what being personal data is, is very much needed. The same goes for the situations in which a web shop should ask a customer for his explicit consent to process personal data.
At the time of writing it is uncertain when decisions on DPR will be made. Many stakeholders stress that decision-making should be postponed in order to thoroughly study all amendments.