Vinted Platform's Practices are Being Checked by Data Protection Supervisory Authorities

The supervisory authorities from France, Lithuania and Poland have entered into cooperation to investigate compliance of the online clothing sales website, operated by the Lithuanian company Vinted UAB, since they received a significant number of complaints concerning this online website before.

The supervisory authorities have jointly established a working group, facilitated by the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”), which held its first meeting on 8 November 2021.

The supervisory authorities are focusing in particular on the following:

  • the fact that the website operator requires a scan of an identity card in order to unblock funds received from sales on a user's account, and
  • the associated legal basis; the procedure and criteria to block an account and the corresponding retention periods.

You can find the press release of the EDPB here.

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Zumbul Attorneys at Law