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Sat Mar 23 2019 12:40:56

Could Uber Lawsuit Have Implications for Online Marketplaces?

By: Ina Steiner

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Could lawsuits filed against Uber have implications for online marketplaces like eBay and Amazon? The situation outlined in the lawsuit doesn't directly apply to online sellers, but if marketplaces or payment services fail to provide certain user data, they could be vulnerable to such lawsuits.

In the case of Uber, UK drivers sued the company in the fall over EU's GDPR regulations, and CNBC reported on another lawsuit against the company on Friday. 

The publication said that under European data protection laws, individuals have the right to access personal data held by any company, even their employer. The Uber drivers allege they are unable to access GPS data that showed "dead mileage" that could help them calculate their true hourly wage.

Are there any cases where you've tried to obtain data relating to your use of an online marketplace or payments service and have been denied access? How about shipping carriers or vendors? Can you see any cases where that could occur in the future?



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by: sasikat9 This user has validated their user name.

Sat Mar 23 18:42:52 2019

The way Ebay hides information its only a matter of time when a lawsuit will be filed. But that takes A LOT OF MONEY and until then Ebay is safe.

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by: P.Dorf This user has validated their user name.

Sat Mar 23 18:57:18 2019

As a seller, I would want to know when and where my ebay listings are being shown.

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by: rover This user has validated their user name.

Mon Mar 25 04:18:10 2019

Good luck to anyone who successfully sues one of these massive and massively corrupt organizations.

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by: Chicago48 This user has validated their user name.

Mon Mar 25 07:05:17 2019

Not me.  I'm a little seller, so I don't matter :)

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by: Flying Childers This user has validated their user name.

Mon Mar 25 07:38:31 2019

P. Dorf-  you just nailed it.

I would ESPECIALLY like to know What Etsy does with all of the data they have about us.

There was a great article posted that proved (based on their financial statements) that Etsy is selling our data and making MILLIONS off of it.

I am sure Ebay is doing the same thing.



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