17/05/2021

Pincent Masons

Dutch GDPR fine highlights Article 27 risk to UK businesses

Following a recent fine issued to a Canadian company by the Dutch Data Protection Authority, Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, UK businesses should review whether they need to appoint an EU-based data protection representative Article 27 of the GDPR. Last week, the Dutch DPA announced it had fined Locatefamily.com €525,000 for failing to designate an EU representative in writing. The fine should be "a warning to potentially thousands of UK-based companies whose activities are within the scope of the EU GDPR post-Brexit." Earlier this year, Bird & Bird published a flow chart to help businesses determine if they should appoint a representative. 

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