Ecommerce Europe sends contribution to Article 29 Working Party on data portability
Last week, on 14 February, the Brussels Team of Ecommerce Europe sent out its contribution on the draft guidelines on data portability of the Article 29 Working Party, in charge of consulting stakeholders for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation. The data portability draft guidelines were problematic because, overall, they seem going further than the actual legislation. After having consulted its members, Ecommerce Europe shared its concerns with the EU Data Protection Watchdog. A copy of the document can be requested by sending an email to Luca Cassetti at email@example.com.
Council of the EU reached general approach on the revision of the Consumer Protection Cooperation Regulation
On 20 February, the Council of the EU agreed on a general approach for the revision of the Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC) Regulation. The revised CPC regulation will aim to improve the cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws, with particular reference to the growth of the digital economy. It is hoped that a more coherent framework will help to boost cross-border e-commerce, a move that is welcomed by Ecommerce Europe. The Council’s general approach will be the basis of its negotiations with the European Parliament on the file. The IMCO Committee of the European Parliament is scheduled to vote on its position on the file on 21 March 2017. For more information, please see the Council press release on the general approach here.
European Banking Authority due to publish revised draft regulatory technical standards on Strong Customer Authentication
The European Banking Authority, this week, is due to publish the revised version of the RTS on Strong Customer Authentication under the PSD2 which the EBA’s managing board approved on 14 February. The EBA is expected to have increased the monetary threshold for the mandatory application of Strong Customer Authentication significantly. The EBA is now also expected to present a number of exceptions and approaches for the application of Strong Customer Authentication and risk-based authentication methods such as mandated monetary and fraud-level thresholds. Ecommerce Europe will, on Wednesday meet with the Head of Unit for Retail Financial Services at the European Commission for a detailed exchange of views and to get more clarity on the EBA’s final draft which will now be considered by the European Commission before being forwarded to the European Parliament and Council for approval or rejection. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.