The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has issued an opinion on the EU Commission's proposals for a directive to enhance consumer protection in relation to digital content. The proposed directive would introduce a "hierarchy of remedies", where providers of digital content or services do not comply with legislation on e-commerce, and would regulate the use of personal data as "counter-performance" by a consumer. The EDPS welcomed the Commission's aim of improving consumer rights in the digital sphere. However, the EDPS cautioned that the Commission should avoid interfering with the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation and the ePrivacy Regulation as it may create legal uncertainty and confusion for businesses and consumers alike. The EDPS also criticised the legitimisation of the use of data as consideration in the same way as money, noting that personal data cannot be viewed as a "mere commodity".