21 December 2012

A new bill has been passed in Denmark stipulating that transfers to third countries which are based on Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) no longer require a permit from the Data Protection Authority (DPA) if no changes have been made to the SCCs. This is a change from the previous prior authorisation requirement.

If the contracts deviate from the European Commission model contracts, they must be submitted to the DPA with a summary of the changes made and an application for authorisation of the transfer.

Furthermore, the Danish DPA’s fees for filing notifications have increased from DKK 1000 (approximately EUR 130) to DKK 2000 (approximately EUR 260).

The bill enters into force on 01 January 2013.