Designate Data Protection Officers and EU Representatives

The EU General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) introduces a number of new rules for organizations to comply with whenever they handle end-user data. It also introduces two new roles to facilitate compliance with those rules: Data Protection Officers (DPO) and EU Representatives.

Data Protection Officer

A DPO is someone an organization designates to facilitate compliance with the provisions of the GDPR.

Not every organization needs a DPO. In general, DPOs are necessary for organizations that handle end-user data at "large scale". Firebase can't offer specific advice as to whether your organization is legally required to have a DPO.

For more information on DPOs and when it's necessary to designate one, see Article 37 of the GDPR.

You can set your organization's DPO in the Firebase Console under Privacy Settings.

EU Representative

An EU Representative is someone an organization not established in the EU designates to represent that organization with regard to their obligations under the GDPR.

Again, only certain organizations need an EU Representative. In general, EU Representatives are necessary for organizations based outside the EU that are subject to the requirements of the GDPR. Firebase can't offer specific advice as to whether your organization is legally required to have an EU Representative.

For more information on EU Representative and when it's necessary to designate one, see Article 27 of the GDPR.

You can set your organization's EU Representative in the Firebase Console under Privacy Settings.

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