Appointing an EU or UK Representative under the GDPR

 

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Do I need to appoint an EU representative, a UK representative or both?

EU
 
  • Is your business based outside of Europe with no entities or staff inside the 27 EU member states?
  • Do you offer goods or services to people in the EU or monitor their behaviour?

If you answered yes to both of these, you likely need to appoint a representative in the EU to be a point of contact for data protection enquiries from data subjects (individuals) or data protection authorities (e.g. CNIL in France).

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UK
 
  • Is your business based outside the UK, with no entities or staff in the UK?
  • Do you monitor the behaviour of, or offer goods and services to, people in the UK?

If you answered yes to both of these, you likely need to appoint a representative in the UK to be a point of contact for data protection enquiries from data subjects (individuals) or the UK data protection authority, the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office).

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You may need both an EU representative and a UK representative if your organisation is based outside Europe and the UK and you are offering goods and services to people in Europe and the UK or monitoring their behaviour. If your EU representative was previously based in the UK, following the UK’s departure from the EU you need to appoint an EU representative in an EU member state.

If you need both an EU and a UK representative, we offer a combined service for a discounted price. This service can be purchased on either web page.

The EU Representative service is delivered by IT Governance Europe, which is incorporated and based in the Republic of Ireland.

Appointing an EU/UK Representative

Under the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), data controllers and processors outside the EU offering goods or services to, or monitoring the behaviour of, data subjects in the EU must appoint an EU representative. The EU representative is a legal entity established in the EU and acts as a local contact for data subjects and supervisory authorities in relation to all issues arising from the processing of personal data.

The UK GDPR has a similar requirement in that data controllers and processors outside the UK offering goods or services to, or monitoring the behaviour of, data subjects the UK are required to appoint a UK representative.

The UK representative must be based in the UK and will act as a contact point for UK residents and the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office).

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How to appoint an EU Representative or a UK Representative

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2 Add to your basket and complete your purchases

 

3 Recieve an email with onboarding instructions

 

4 You now have an EU or a UK representative

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