Brexit for charities: EU data protection representatives

Carla Whalen, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, charity law and not for profit team,
Carla Whalen
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UK charities and social businesses need to make sure they’re prepared for changes to data protection law after the Brexit transition period comes to an end on 31 December 2020.

It’s not just charities with offices or branches in the EU that need to get ready, charities that share personal data outside the UK and/or that offer services to people in the EU will also be affected.

In this, the third in the "Charities and Brexit – data protection compliance from 1 January 2021" series, senior associate Carla Whalen looks at situations in which charities will be required to appoint a data protection representative in the EU.

Key points: 

  • Who needs to appoint an EU representative?
  • What are the exceptions?
  • What does an EU representative do and who can be an EU representative?
  • How to appoint an EU representative.

Not sure where to start? Our specialist charity data protection team offers data protection support tailored to your organisation for a fixed monthly fee (min. 12 months’ subscription). You can find more information here.

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