- Whatsapp messaging should be required to appoint a representative in the Netherlands to comply with the Data Protection Act. That determined the Hague administrative court Tuesday in a case brought by Whatsapp against the decision of the Authority for Personal Data.
Because Whatsapp data from Dutch users processed through the app located on Dutch smartphones, can the judge be no single data throughput. In that case, Whatsapp must by law appoint a representative in the Netherlands. Unfairly dismissed the message service, which is part of Facebook, a new European rules which would be needed for the whole EU, but one representative. But also identified in other EU Member States has no representative.
Per day Whatsapp now fails to appoint a representative will risk a fine of 10 000 euros to a maximum of 1 million.