Under the GDPR, an EU representative is a person or organization that is based in the EU and is designated by a non-EU based organization to serve as a point of contact for individuals whose data is being processed, and for the relevant supervisory authority.
The requirement to appoint an EU representative applies to any organization that is not established in the EU but processes personal data from individuals in the EU.
The specific duties and responsibilities of an EU representative can vary depending on the organization and the nature of its activities. However, some common responsibilities of an EU representative include:
It is important to note that the appointment of an EU representative does not relieve the organization of its obligations under the GDPR. The organization remains fully responsible for ensuring that it complies with the GDPR and other data protection laws, even if it has appointed an EU representative.