Nini Blom, Radboud Ribbert and Marie-José van der Heijden of Greenberg Traurig LLP write:
On Nov. 22, 2016, the District Court of The Hague ruled on a non-compliance matter under the Dutch Data Protection Act (DDPA), which implements the EU Privacy Directive (Directive). The ruling of the District Court broadens the scope of application of the DDPA.
The ruling pertains to a decision of the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) which held that the processing of personal data from Dutch smartphones by a U.S. app operator is subject to the DDPA, and that the U.S. app operator is required to appoint a local representative, even if it does not have, and does not make use of, an establishment in The Netherlands.
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