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Understanding Article 27 of the GDPR and How Your Business Can Comply

What is Article 27 of the GDPR?


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a crucial legal framework aimed at protecting the personal data of people located in the European Union (EU). Article 27 of the GDPR mentions that companies not established in the EU but processing personal data of people located in the EU must designate a representative within the Union. This requirement applies to both data controllers and processors.


Why Article 27 is Critical for Your Business?


If your company collects, processes or stores personal data of people located in the EU, and if you do not have a physical presence in the Union, you are directly affected by Article 27 (unless the processing is occasional, does not include large-scale processing of special categories of data, such as sensitive data, or data relating to criminal convictions and offences, and is not likely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of data subjects). Non-compliance can result in severe penalties, including fines of up to €10 million or 2% of your annual global turnover, whichever is higher.


How Our Law Firm Can Help You?


As lawyers specializing in intellectual property and personal data, our firm offers in-depth expertise to help you navigate and comply with the GDPR requirements, particularly Article 27. Here's how we can assist you:


1. Designation and Management of the Representative: We act as your company's representative within the EU, ensuring a local presence in compliance with Article 27.


2. Compliance and Security: We help you establish policies and procedures to ensure full compliance with the GDPR, thereby reducing the risks of non-compliance and associated penalties.


3. Communication and Liaison: We serve as the point of contact with data protection authorities and affected individuals, efficiently managing requests and complaints.


4. Audit and Advice: We conduct audits of your data processing practices and provide advice to improve your compliance and data security.


Why Choose Our Firm?


Our firm combines deep knowledge of European data protection regulations with a pragmatic approach tailored to the specific needs of each client. By choosing us, you benefit from:


- Legal Expertise: Comprehensive understanding of the nuances of the GDPR and data protection practices.

- Responsiveness: Ability to quickly respond to legislative changes and your urgent needs.

- Proximity: Effective local presence for better communication with EU authorities.




Comply with Article 27 of the GDPR and protect your business from the risks of non-compliance with the help of an expert. Contact us today to discuss how we can assist you in securing and optimizing your data processing operations within the EU.


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