European or EU Representation
We all know that the UK finally left the EU in January this year (2021) but did you know this also meant that we left the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR)? What implications does this mean for UK businesses conducting affairs in the EU?
As of 1st January 2021, Article 27 of the EU GDPR applies to all UK private companies that;
- Have no offices, branches or other establishments in the European Economic Area (EEA – EU plus – other allied countries);
- Are offering goods or services to individuals in the EEA or monitoring the behaviour of individuals in the EEA on an ongoing, rather than occasional basis.
These UK companies will need to appoint a Representative that:
- Acts as the point of contact for data subjects and supervisory authorities; and
- Enables supervisory authorities to pursue enforcement actions within the territories
This is set out in more detail by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the supervisory body for Data Protection in the UK. As compliance experts, our team can help to explain and ensure you are not falling foul of the regulation.
So, if you currently have customers within the EEA but have no offices – that is, only UK offices – then you will need to appoint a representative within the geographical area of the EEA.
The Representative undertakes the following responsibilities:
- Co-operates with the supervisory authorities of the EU countries
- Liaises between your customers and your organisation on data protection matters
- Ensure compliance with the GDPR
If you fail to appoint an EU Representative for your business when the above rules apply, you are in breach of the GDPR.
Simply put, you are breaking the law and by not complying with your legal obligations. This means that you will heavily-fined – potentially up to 4% of your global turnover.
It will also adversely affect your business in terms of loss of reputation, caused by the associated negative publicity. It may also lead to lawsuits from Data Subjects – your EU customers, whose rights have been infringed.
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We can offer full representation within the EEA, including full Data Protection Officer (DPO) services from our EEA based offices in Paphos, Cyprus.
Data Protection Officer
In addition, we can support you in becoming compliant, act as your external Data Protection Officer (DPO) and advise you on an ongoing basis. Costs vary according to size and complexity of organisation.
Frequently Asked Questions from our Customers
Yes we can, we can assist you with any of the accreditation featured on our website. We have a 100% record of securing any of the accreditation in the first audit for all our customers for the last 13 years.
More to the point, I ask clients how quickly can you start. We can have a consultant working on your accreditation within the hour if you are ready. The only things that take time are the audit dates, these are issued to the client by the certification body so it is out of our control.
This depends on how much the client has in place already. The more they have, the easier it becomes to work on their accreditation. The gap analysis that we carry out is free of charge and afterwards will give you an exact fixed price.
The fixed price will include the following –
- Carry out all the work ( creating documents & processes tailored to your company )
- Attend the audit ( as your expert consultant ) or make the desktop submission.
- Make any corrections that the auditor may highlight to ensure that you obtain your accreditation the first audit.
Initially, we need to talk to you to carry out the free gap analysis. Afterwards, we would require you to forward all the relevant documents. After that, we can complete the work with the minimum of your input, leaving you to concentrate on doing what you do best for the company.
Achieve Accreditation and Compliance with JVR
JVR Consultancy was formed in the year 2008. We noticed that there was a gap in the market, for companies who work in the construction, rail, utilities, oil and gas sector who were not fully supported in the way that they could be when it came to industry compliance and certification. That is why our highly experienced team of compliance consultants can serve these sectors by providing over 135 years of combined experience with all compliance needs. In short, you won’t find anyone else who cares as much, or who tries as hard as we do.
Speak with one of our experienced consultants. At JVR, we know that time is precious, and you want the answers to your questions quickly. Once we speak with you for the first time over the phone, we need around 10 minutes to fully evaluate which accreditation you need support with and a brief introduction into you and your company.
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Our consultants have an extensive level of experience in developing solutions for our clients. We offer a free GAP analysis, which will help to assess the difference between your business performance and your business goals. It’s a fantastic way for you to find out if your business needs are met, and if they aren’t, it gives you the insight you need. Learning more about what is Gap Analysis and how will the report benefit you.
With a success rate of 100% and a team who will go above and beyond to make sure that your expectations are met, you know that you can trust in us to provide you with the knowledge, resources and expertise you need to make a difference. Contact us today to find out more.
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