Service Background and Description

The UK representative is a UK based local point of contact for the organisation they represent, who can communicate with individuals and data protection authorities on behalf of the organisation in relation to data protection matters. Note – this is a requirement for EU based organisations to comply with UK data protection laws (Data Protection Act 2018).

Within the EU, the GDPR (Article 27) requires organisations not established in the EU to appoint a representative in an EU member state (or the EEA), if (i) the organisation if it is apparent that the organisation intends to offer goods or services to individuals in the EU or (ii) it monitors the behaviour of individuals in the EU (or the EEA).

UK Representative

Since the end of the Brexit transition period (i.e. from the 31st December 2020), EU organisations not established in the UK but who (i) are offering goods or services to individuals in the UK or (ii) monitoring their behaviour will be required to appoint a UK representative, in order to comply with UK data protection law. This has been confirmed by the UK Data Protection Authority (i.e. the Information Commissioner’s Office), which has stated that ”the UK government intends that after UK leaves the EU, the UK GDPR will require organisations located outside of the UK, but which still have to comply with the UK GDPR, to appoint a UK representative”.

Note – Our UK Representative service starts from as little as £58.00 + VAT per month.

EU Representative

Also, since the end of the Brexit transition period (i.e. from the 31st December 2020), organisations only established in the UK will be required to appoint an EU representative who monitors the behaviour of individuals in the EU, or if it is apparent that the organisation intends to offer goods or services to individuals in the EU. 

We also offer a FREE DPO Discussion to run through your current compliance with UK GDPR and you can discuss with us whether or not you are required to appoint a UK based data protection representative.

This call takes about 45 minutes to complete.

Engaging Data Privacy Services

Engaging Data Privacy Services to be your UK Representative is a fairly straightforward process.

  1. You will need to review and sign our standard UK Representative Terms and Conditions
  2. You will need to set up your monthly subscription via GoCardless
  3. You will need to nominate Data Privacy Services as your UK Representative with the ICO

Engaging Data Privacy Services

This is a simple three step process:

Review and approve our Terms and Conditions via Docusign

Set up your monthly subscription with GoCardless

Nominate Data Privacy Services as your UK Representative with the ICO

Note – this is a minimum 12 month rolling contract so that you have peace of mind and DPO continuity.

From £58.00 + vat (per month)

 

What is included?

  • Assignment of a fully accredited Data Protection Officer as your appointed UK Representative
  • Nomination with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)
  • Ability to call and email the UK Representative as required
  • Ability to design a bespoke service to meet the size and scale of the organisation

Engage Data Privacy Services