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EU-Representative according to Article 27 GDPR

Companies outside the European Union have to designate a representative in the EU if they process personal data of EU residents and do not maintain an establishment in the EU (e.g., a branch office).


What Role does the EU-Representative have?

  • He represents the non-EU based company with respect to obligations under the GDPR.
  • The representative shall be identified in privacy notices of the non-EU based company.
  • Supervisory authorities and data subjects have the right to contact the representative on all issues related to data processing, for the purposes of ensuring compliance with the GDPR.
  • Records of processing activities have to be maintained by the representative for the non-EU based company (which shall prepare and provide such records to the representative).
  • Cooperation with the supervisory authority on request.

Download a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding Art. 27 GDPR Representatives here.
Further information on the role of the EU-Representative can be found here.

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