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GDPR Legislation in Denmark

GDPR Legislation in Denmark

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the next step in terms of the evolution of the existing legislation. Denmark had been implementing its own laws and the Data Protection Act, however, starting with the end of May this year, all companies were required to comply with the general EU GDPR.

One of the most notable changes in the current form of the Data Protection Regulation are the fines that can represent up to 4% of the company’s revenue. This is an important reason why many companies in Denmark have chosen to work with a team of professionals in order to implement these new rules accordingly.

Our team of attorneys in Denmark details the main GDPR issues below and is ready to assist you in implementing the new regulation.

The highlights of the new GDPR

The GDPR applies to all companies and organizations in Denmark and the rest of the European Union that control and process personal information. Its scope also extends to those companies based outside of the Union but that offer goods and services to Danish or other EU clients and thus have access to their data or otherwise monitor EU individuals.

Personal data must be processed in a lawful and transparent manner, with the new GDPR offering individuals the ability to better control what they choose to share. The company gathering and storing the data also has to comply with the requirements for keeping the data secure.

The authority in charge with data protection in Denmark is the Danish Data Protection Agency. One of our Danish lawyers can give you more details on how this supervisory body works.

How our lawyers in Denmark we can help

The experts at our law firm in Denmark can offer you complete assistance for adequately implementing the GDPR legislation. For this purpose, we can help you with the following types of services:

  • Retention of personal data: the manner in which your company retains, stores and deletes data needs to be updated and our team can help.
  • Privacy by default and by design: under the GDPR, data protection is done by design and by default, meaning that only extremely relevant personal data will be processed.
  • Data processing agreements: we can help you conclude general and specific data processing agreements and/or prepare a template for this purpose.
  • Other obligations: the GDPR requires data controllers to prepare special notification clauses and our team can help you focus on these as well as implement them correctly. 

In addition to the GDPR laws, our team can also answer questions about taxation. Our Danish accountants will offer you details on the applicable taxes for companies and individuals, the accounting principles and the requirements to prepare and file annual financial statements according to company type. You can also reach out to us for bookkeeping solutions and for general financial counselling. 

Our team of lawyers in Denmark is ready to give you advice on all matters related to the GDPR. Contact us for advice on the suitable practices for implementing the general data protection regulations.