Danish Data Protection Authority


      Datatilsynet, or the Danish Data Protection Agency, is the Danish Data Protection Authority.

      The Danish Data Protection Authority is called Datatilsynet. Their objective is to provide guidance and advice as well as deal with complaints and make inspections regarding data protection.

      It is an independent authority and consists of a Council and a Secretariat. The Council is responsible for decisions in specific cases of principled nature. The day-to-day business is handled by the Secretariat. An appointed Director is the head of the Secretariat.

      In turn, the Secretariat has divisions within it, consisting of the Back Office, the Data Protection Officer, Data Protection, Guidance and Security and International.

      An interesting case from Datatilsynet is the Taxa 4×35 case establishing new case law on the deletion of personal data.