EU Representative under the GDPR? Choose us as your EU data protection experts

According to Art. 27 GDPR, companies based outside the EU but operating in Europe must have a designated EU Representative, or EC Rep. Let us act as your company’s EU representative and be your primary point of contact with supervisory authorities and data subjects in the European Union.

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GDPR compliance: Why non-EU companies need to have an EC Rep

If your company is based outside the EU but processes personal data there, either by selling products or services or by monitoring the behaviour of individuals in the EU (for example, through tracking), then Art. 27 GDPR requires you to have a representative in the European Union.

Choosing a qualified EU Representative is crucial to helping you succeed – and our team speaks several European languages and has the legal and technical data protection expertise to best represent your company. As your representative in the EU, we will be by your side to ensure you meet all the requirements of the GDPR. From complying with notification requirements and managing your records of processing activities, to representing you before European data protection authorities and communicating with data subjects. Leverage our expertise to strengthen and grow your European business.

What is an EU Representative?

An EU Representative (also known as EU Rep, European Authorised Representative, EAR, EC Rep, EC or CE Representative) is a contact appointed by companies outside the EU to act as a liaison on data protection matters between the company on the one hand and EU citizens and supervisory authorities on the other. This is particularly important for companies that process the personal data of EU citizens but are not based in the European Union.

What role does the EU Representative play under the GDPR?

The main role of the EU Representative is to act as a point of contact for EU citizens and data protection authorities in relation to enquiries, complaints or the exercise of data protection rights under the GDPR. It is responsible for forwarding enquiries to the company, and can also provide additional services in the area of GDPR compliance.

Do all non-EU companies have to appoint a representative in the EU?

Companies based outside the EU that process the personal data of EU citizens in the context of offering goods or services or monitoring the behaviour of these individuals in the EU are required, under Art. 27 GDPR, to designate an EU Representative.

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Do you need an EU Representative?

Contact us to arrange a no-obligation consultation to find out how we can support you as your EC Rep. With our data protection expertise and technical understanding, we can represent you in the European Union on all matters relating to the GDPR.

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