Companies without a branch in the EU must appoint an EU representative if they fall within the scope of the GDPR. We support companies with EU Representative-as-a-Service.
In certain cases, the EU representative is mandatory by law. If such a representative is not appointed, the supervisory authority can force an appointment and impose fines.
We collect all data protection-related inquiries from data subjects and authorities and forward them reliably and quickly, including an initial assessment.
As the EU representative is the first point of contact for authorities and data subjects, our experts have in-depth knowledge of data protection law and can classify inquiries professionally.
As an EU representative, we help to fulfill the requirements for companies according to Art. 27 GDPR.
Providing the records of processing activities upon request of the supervisory authority.
Official appointment as EU representative for all EU member states.
Official point of contact for GDPR matters (authorities, data subjects) with forwarding to the company via the preferred communication channel.
First legal classification of inquiries.
Substantive handling of inquiries by our data protection experts.
Creation or update of records of processing activities.
Legal advice on data protection issues and other EU regulatory requests.
If there is no branch in the EU, but goods or services are offered to persons within the EU or the behavior of persons within the EU is monitored (e.g. tracking and profiling), an EU representative according to Art. 27 GDPR is usually required.
Failure to designate an EU representative may result in fines of up to 10 million euros or up to 2% of the annual worldwide turnover for the previous fiscal year.
The tasks of the EU representative are defined in Art. 27 GDPR. On the one hand, he serves as a contact point for supervisory authorities as well as for data subjects from the EU. On the other hand, the representative assists in receiving and forwarding data subject inquiries as well as in providing the list of records of processing activities upon request of the supervisory authority. He thus performs a representative task within the EU and thereby supports compliance with the requirements of the GDPR.
The function of the EU representative is essentially to be available as an external point of contact for supervisory authorities and data subjects in the EU. This does not affect any liability of the controller. In contrast, the scope of duties of a data protection officer is much broader. The data protection officer is not only an external but also an internal point of contact for all data protection issues. The data protection officer performs legally defined tasks such as monitoring compliance with data protection regulations and informing and advising employees and the management.
We’re a growing team of 30+ legal professionals. Some of our experts include:
Christian is an entrepreneur and lawyer with a focus on the intersection between technology and law. He regularly speaks, publishes and advises on blockchain-related topics and is specialized in financial market regulation.
Christian Meisser, CEO & Legal Expert
Sebastian advises on the comprehensive implementation of national and international data protection regulations as well as on the implementation of future regulations in the digital field. He is particularly interested in international data transfers and new technologies such as AI.
Sebastian Schneider, Head of Privacy & Digital Regulation, Legal Expert
Julia is an expert in data protection law and advises companies on all aspects of implementing existing and future regulations in the digital sector, as well as on employment law issues.
Julia Peidli, Senior Legal Counsel
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