GDPR & Brexit

Many businesses may become GDPR non-compliant after the Brexit transition period ends on 31st December 2020.

We have created this page to help business owners ascertain if they need to appoint an EU or UK representative to maintain legal compliance.

UK Based Businesses

If your business is based in the UK and you do not have a physical establishment within the EU, you will need to take action before the Brexit transition period ends if the following scenario is true.

You will continue to process or sell data relating to EU subjects after the 31st December 2020. In this scenario you must appoint an EU representative to remain GDPR compliant.

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EU Based Businesses

If your business is based in an EU country but you do not have a physical establishment within the UK, you will need to take action before the Brexit transition period ends if one of the following scenarios is true.

You will process or sell data relating to UK citizens only. In this scenario you will need to apoint a UK representative.

You will process or sell data relating to both EU and UK citizens. In this scenario you will need to appoint a UK representative.

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Canada and other non-EU/UK based businesses

If your business is based in Canada (or another non-EU/UK country), you will need to take action if any of the following scenarios are true.

You will process or sell data relating to UK citizens only without a physical establishment in the UK. In this scenario you will need to appoint a UK representative.

You will process or sell data relating to EU citizens only without a physical establishment in the EU. In this scenario you will need to appoint an EU presentative.

You will process or sell data relating to both EU and UK citizens without a physical establishment in either the EU or UK. In this scenario you will need to appoint both an EU & UK representative.

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GDPR After Brexit

Do you have any other questions relating to GDPR after Brexit? EU Business Partners was founded by Flor McCarthy, an attorney with 20 years experience practicing in data protection and privacy. Flor and his team would be happy to advise you on any matters relating to representation requirements following the end of the Brexit transition period.

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Flor McCarthy is an attorney with 20 years experience practicing in data protection and privacy

If you process data on EU or UK data subjects and appreciate that compliance with the GDPR is essential for risk management, data-security and customer-confidence in your international business and you feel that you are a good fit for our services please click the button below to schedule a free call with us today. Assigning an EU or UK representative for your business is a straightforward process and we’ll be happy to talk you through it.

During the call we’ll answer any questions you may have and we’ll go through our service in full detail so that you have a complete understanding of our solution and how it can benefit your business. We look forward to speaking with you.

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