EU & UK Representative (Article 27 GDPR)

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With the UK leaving the EU on 31 December 2020 many UK organisations will find themselves having to comply with a new GDPR obligation, the appointment of an EU Representative in accordance with Article 27 of GDPR.


In a nutshell, if you want to continue to sell to your EU customers, or target EU customers after 31 December 2020, then you may need to appoint an EU Representative if you do not have an establishment in the EU.


Similar obligations will apply to organisations based outside of the UK who want to continue to sell to UK customers, or target UK customers, after 31 December 2020: a UK Representative may be required. 


In brief, if you are an EU organisation wanting to continue sell to your UK customers after 31 December 2020, you may need to appoint a UK Representative.

Why SME Comply?

SME Comply can take the stress out of both of these obligations.  With a branches in England and Ireland we can offer EU or UK Representative services that are more than just a mailbox.

During onboarding we will dedicate time with your teams to obtain a high-level understanding of what personal data you process and your approach to compliance.

Our team of consultants and solicitors will support you in compiling your Record of Processing Activities (RoPA) pursuant to Article 30 of the GDPR, if you do not already have one.  We will assist with updating your Privacy Policy to include the EU or UK Representative contact details.

All packages include free monthly advice on generic data protection issues or rapid legal guidance on matters such as a data breach or data subject access requests.

To ensure continuity, all of this additional support will be provided via your named key point of contact (always a solicitor), who will be familiar with your business.

Our wide range of legal and business expertise allows us to bring knowledge to our interactions with regulators and individuals.

If more advice is needed then you will have access to SME Comply’s highly regarded data protection legal team will work in conjunction with your in-house data protection team to offer seamless advice tailored to your business needs, as a traditional legal services and via our usual engagement terms.

The GDPR applies to all companies processing the personal data of individuals residing in the EU, regardless of the company’s location, and regardless of whether the processing takes place in the EU or not.

Our EU and UK Representatives Packages

All packages include:

* You must provide us with an up-to-date Record of Processing Activity (RoPA) upon sign-up.


(1-10 employee)


per annum


(11-50 employees) 


per annum


(51 to 250 employees)


per annum

UK Representative

(under 250 employees)


per annum

Both EU and UK Representative

Discounted fees for combined EU and UK Representative services

For over 250 employees please contact us for a bespoke quote.

In summary

Combine our Services

This service can be combined with any of our current services (excluding our Outsourced DPO service).


We are qualified privacy solicitors and Data Protection Officers, so you can feel reassured that these important obligations are being carried out professionally and diligently at all times.

Gain customer trust – customers will also feel reassured that you have appointed professionally qualified individuals to act on your behalf in the EU and UK. See for yourself – read our testimonials!

Ireland Office

Despite what you may hear, you do not need a representative in each EU country.  If you have customers/clients in Ireland then we can act as your EU Representative for the whole of the EU.

Other companies simply offer what is essentially a mailbox service in various EU countries. We don’t because it is not required!


Free monthly data protection advice included in price.

Access to our client data protection portal, including access to our popular GDPR e-learning course for your employees (with certificate upon successful completion).

Cost Effective

Our tailored solutions are competitively priced.

Get in touch

If you want to have a chat about our services then please submit a message below:


If you would like a chat about our services or you have over 250 staff please get in contact.
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