IT Governance USA is pleased to launch its EU Representative Service, to help US organizations comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The GDPR came into effect on May 25, 2018, replacing national data protection laws across the EU with a single data protection law for organizations to comply with.
However, the GDPR’s scope extends beyond Europe, applying to any organization that offers goods and services to, or monitors the behavior of, EU residents. This includes e-commerce sites that have web pages in a European language and take payments in an EU currency, and behavioral-based advertising to EU residents.
The EU Representative Service provides an EU representative for organizations without a physical presence in the EU, helping them adhere to Article 27 of the Regulation. The representative will receive inquiries and complaints from individuals (data subjects), cooperate with regulatory authorities, and hold a record of processing activities, but is not responsible for the organization’s GDPR compliance.
Alan Calder, IT Governance’s founder and executive chairman, said: “Although the GDPR compliance deadline has passed, this is just the beginning. IT Governance USA is on hand to help US organizations with their compliance journeys. Our EU Representative Service gives US organizations one of the tools they need to comply with the GDPR and allows them to continue their work with EU residents.”
Acting on behalf of non-EU organizations, representatives will:
· Register our EU address as your GDPR representative address
· Be the point of contact for communications from data subjects in relation to subject access requests and other general privacy inquiries
· Liaise with the data protection authorities on all matters pertaining to the GDPR, including data breach reporting
· Hold a record of your processing activities and make these available to the data protection authorities at their request
The EU Representative Service is an annual subscription service. Speak to our sales team for more information.
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