Amazon Must Heed Mail Regulations, Says Spanish Watchdog

The Spanish antitrust watchdog stated that it had determined that US tech giant Amazon operates as a mail service in Spain and has to comply with specific rules within one month, reported Reuters

The CNMC, as the regulator is known, opened an investigation in February as it sought to find out whether Amazon had to abide by rules on labor, tax, privacy, and immigration as other mail services do in Spain.

The inquiry, which focused on two firms within the Amazon group, concluded that they operate as mail services despite being an electronic commerce business, and that they use other postal operators to supplement their direct deliveries of packages to clients, the CNMC said in a statement.

It gave Amazon one month to declare itself as a mail operator and to fulfill the sector’s rules, such as data and users privacy, as well as guaranteeing that its delivery workers fulfill CNMC requirements.