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Rights under the Act on Processing of Personal Data

All records and documents are handled electronically. This means that the processing of cases by the State Administration is covered by the Act on Processing of Personal Data.

The Act gives you the following rights:

  • The State Administration must inform you that personal data about you are being gathered and/or processed (Sections 28 and 29).
  • You have a right of access to these data (Section 31).
  • You have a right to object to data that you find are inaccurate or used in a way which is not justified (Section 35).
  • The State Administration must rectify, erase or block data that turn out to be inaccurate or misleading (Section 37).

Information about you may be gathered and/or processed, if

  • you bring a case before the State Administration, or
  • someone else  or the State Administration itself  initiates a case, and information about you is required for the processing of this case.

The State Administration’s decisions based on the Act on Processing of Personal Data can be appealed to the Danish Data Protection Agency.

Further information on the Act is available on the Data Protection Agency’s website which includes an unofficial translation of the Act:

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