The Act on Processing of Personal

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Scope of the Act 1. - (1) This Act shall apply to the processing of personal data wholly or partly by automatic means, and to the processing otherwise than by automatic means of personal data which form part of a filing system or are intended to form part of a filing system. (2) This Act shall further apply to other non-automatic systematic processing of data which is performed for private persons or bodies and which includes data on individual persons' private or financial matters or other data on personal matters which can reasonably be claimed to be withheld from the public. However, this shall not apply to Chapters 8 and 9 of this Act. (3) This Act shall further apply to the processing of data concerning companies, etc., cf. subsections (1) and (2), if the processing is carried out for credit information agencies. The same shall apply in the case of processing of data covered by section 50 (1) 2. (4) Chapter 5 of the Act shall also apply to the processing of data concerning companies, etc., cf. subsection (1). (5) In other cases than those mentioned in subsection (3), the Minister of Justice may decide that the provisions of this Act shall apply, in full or in part, to the processing of data concerning companies, etc. which is performed for private persons or bodies. (6) In other cases than those mentioned in subsection(4), the competent Minister may decide that the provisions of this Act shall apply, in full or in part, to the processing of data concerning companies, etc., which is performed on behalf of public administrations. (7) This Act shall apply to any processing of personal data in connection with video surveillance. (...)

Type of law: 
National constitutional law
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Denmark