Personal data law

Horten has wide expertise within personal data law and advises on personal data law in all forms and contexts. 

our experience and expertise

We have in-depth knowledge of the complicated legislation and the areas in which personal data law plays a decisive role such as employment, marketing, IT and public law. We have advised on a significant number of cases considered by the Danish Data Protection Agency, and we have many years' experience drafting applications to the Data Protection Agency.

Our personal data law experts cooperate closely with other experts abroad and have built up wide experience in international compliance within personal data law. We regularly participate in international cooperation where lawyers in a number of countries examine the guidelines and specific measures involving processing of personal data comparing these with the legislation in the individual countries. 

our clients

Our client portfolio is broad and includes Danish as well as international companies and public authorities. Our experience therefore includes advice to politically managed organisations and companies with commercial understanding of the problems in relation to processing of personal data. 

What we do

  • Compliance in relation to technical and organisational security requirements
  • Drafting of data processing agreements, personal data policies and cookie policies
  • Transfer of personal data to countries outside the EU based on e.g. EU standard contracts and binding corporate rules
  • Drafting of whistleblower schemes
  • Intra-group transfers of personal data of customers and employees
  • Defining the rules of the Personal Data Act in relation to other relevant regulation of personal data, including within marketing and telecommunication
  • Collection, processing, storage and deletion of personal data
  • Advice on the rights held by the data subjects
  • Reports and complaints to the Data Protection Agency
  • International compliance
  • Due diligence in relation to personal data and transfer of data in connection with corporate acquisitions

news

White Paper concerning the data protection regulation has arrived

29 May 2017

The Ministry of Justice has now published the long awaited White Paper concerning the data protection regulation and the legal framework for Danish legislation in this respect.

Horten advances in new Chambers and Legal 500 rankings

19 April 2017

In 2017, the leading international ranking agencies, Legal 500 and Chambers, are once again ranking Horten among the best law firms in Denmark.

Four new specialised attorneys at Horten

7 March 2017

Horten has appointed four new specialised attorneys having in-depth professional and commercial expertise within personal data law, environmental and planning law, energy and supply law and tax law.

New action plan for the implementation of the regulation on data protection

30 January 2017

The Article 29 group has adopted a new action plan listing which subjects the group will prioritise in 2017 to ensure an effective implementation of the regulation on data protection.

Data protection officer – who, when, what?

12 January 2017

The so-called Article 29 group has adopted a set of guidelines covering data protection officers, which will provide more clarity with regard to the data protection officer's assignments, position and liability.

Global Leaders in Law appoints Horten as exclusive partner for Denmark

10 January 2017

Global Leaders in Law, the leading global general counsel forum based in London, and Horten has announced partnership. Appointed as a global bronze partner, Horten will sponsor the activities of Global Leaders in Law in 2017.

Greenland adopts personal data act

22 November 2016

From 1 December 2016, the Personal Data Act became effective in Greenland at the request of the Greenland Home Rule. The Act replaces the data protection legislation from 1978, which has applied in Greenland until now.

Dynamic IP addresses may constitute personal data

19 October 2016

The European Court of Justice recently ruled in C-582/14 that a dynamic IP address may constitute personal data.

The Data Protection Agency: Understand the requirements for employees' processing of personal data

7 October 2016

In a recent decision, the Data Protection Agency criticised a municipality's control of the data security based on unauthorised persons' access to sensitive personal data stored on an employee's private IT equipment.

New agreement on municipalities' economy in 2017

13 June 2016

The day after the Government and the Danish Regions presented an agreement on the regions' economy in 2017, it was published that the Government had also concluded an agreement with KL on the municipalities' economy in 2017.

Final adoption of the new personal data regulation

14 April 2016

The European Parliament has adopted the new personal data regulation together with the rest of the data protection reform.

Publication of draft Privacy Shield between the EU and the USA

8 March 2016

At the beginning of February 2016, it was reported that the European Commission and the USA had politically agreed on a new scheme replacing the Safe Harbour scheme concerning transfer of personal data from the EU to the USA.

Are you ready for the new personal data protection regulation?

24 February 2016

Does your company - private or public - meet the requirements of the applicable personal data act, and are you ready for the new amendments?

Dispute concerning cost-free loan guarantees to two district heating companies may be brought before the Supreme Court

23 February 2016

State subsidies: A dispute concerning cost-free loan guarantees to two district heating companies may be brought before the Supreme Court, but the municipal initiatives should continue.

The Supreme Court did not set aside an arbitration award

10 February 2016

A new Supreme Court ruling concerning compensation for breach of a distributor agreement emphasises the binding character of awards.

Political agreement on new EU-US privacy shield agreement

4 February 2016

A new political agreement between the European Court of Justice and the US is finalized, after the European Court of Justice set aside the the Safe Harbor scheme last year.