Dutch Data Protection Authority Imposes €525,000 Fine for Failure to Appoint Article 27 Representative

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (“Dutch DPA”) has imposed a €525,000 fine on Locatefamily.com for failure to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation’s Article 27 requirement to appoint a representative in the European Union (“EU”). Locatefamily.com publishes contact details (including telephone numbers and addresses) of individuals on its online platform. According to the Dutch DPA, individuals often did not register to be listed on the platform and did not know how their personal information found its way to the platform. The Dutch DPA had received numerous complaints from individuals about Locatefamily.com. In a decision issued May 12, 2021 found that the online platform had failed to comply…

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