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Processing of personal data by the Department of the Ministry

The Department of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science processes personal data in many different situations in order to handle the tasks that fall under the auspices of the Ministry.

Consequently, the Ministry will receive personal data concerning individuals during its handling of the tasks. The personal data may have identified the individual, or make it possible to do so. Some personal data may be “standard data” such as when citizens, the media, businesses, interest groups or other public authorities contact the Ministry and where the contact information is necessary for the Ministry to reply to the enquiry. Other personal data may be “special categories of personal data” e.g. where the data in a case concerns the health of an individual. In many situations, personal data is a part of the Ministry’s work.

On the following pages, you can read more about how the Ministry processes personal data.

The processing of personal data in certain types of cases

Below, you can read more on the processing of personal data in certain types of cases.

Please note that the Ministry also process personal data in other situations than those described on these pages. When this happens, you will receive a separate letter with further information on how the Ministry will process your personal data.