eBay has emailed all users today with this new information. And you can read the notice on eBay UK here. And there is an eBay Inc. portal for global users that explains the changes and what eBay is doing for users around the world, outside of the EU. As they note GDPR applies not just organisations which process data in the EU, but also any organisation that offers goods or services to, or monitors the behaviour of people inside the EU. GDPR applies even if the processing takes place outside of the EU.
Included on the eBay Inc. website is a link so that users can make information requests under GDPR to understand what information eBay holds and also request deletion. It does look like eBay will be processing GDPR request centrally in the USA.
Since the GDPR language was finalized in 2016, eBay has been taking steps to prepare for compliance with the new standards ahead of the May 25, 2018 implementation date. eBay is making enhancements to its processes, products, contracts, and documentation to help support the company’s, and our partner’s, compliance with the GDPR. While many of these changes will not be directly visible to customers, we’re providing greater clarity on the way eBay collects, uses, shares and manages personal information through our new and improved User Privacy Notice.
– eBay Inc.
There’s stack of information about GDPR out there and how it might affect marketplace merchants, including a number of posts from Tamebay. But there are still some unanswered questions that we hope to clarify for marketplace sellers in the next few weeks.