Each EU member state is required to have its own, independent data protection authority (DPA), but determining the precise jurisdiction of those authorities has become an issue of some significance in the past year. That's exemplified in a Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) case that's worth watching. Weltimmo concerns a website that was established by Hungarians and was directed at the Hungarian market but based in neighboring Slovakia. The Hungarian DPA imposed a fine upon Weltimmo for unauthorized data processing activities, and the CJEU is now being asked about the validity of that fine under EU law, reports Denis Kelleher in this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor.
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