Data protection policy

Updated 01 March 2024

The most important areas in which the Danish Medicines Agency processes data are:

  • Adverse reactions in clinical trials
  • Adverse reactions of medicines and incidents with medical devices
  • Reimbursement
  • Compassionate use permits for medicines
  • Healthcare professionals who have established relationships with the industry
  • Security clearance of employees who handle heroine
  • Import of medicines by private individuals
  • Cases on illegal sale of medicines

If you wish to see the Danish Medicines Agency's full list of processing of personal data, you can write to our data protection officer.

Processing of personal data

Public authorities are allowed only to process personal data if such processing is warranted by the law. In the record of the Danish Medicines Agency's personal data processing operations, you can find out what the legal basis is for the different operations.

Apart from the fact that processing must be warranted by the law, the Danish Medicines Agency is also subject to the General Data Protection Regulation's requirements for the processing of personal data. The General Data Protection Regulation replaces the previous Danish Act on Processing of Personal Data and confers a number of rights on data subjects. You can read more about this in the General Data Protection Regulation and its innovations on the website of the Danish Data Protection Agency.

Supplementary to the formal rules, the Danish Medicines Agency also has a security organisation, which among other things works to translate the regulation’s formal requirements into security in practice. Data security is an area that is constantly changing, and the Danish Medicines Agency expects the same to take place for data protection. We therefore work continuously to improve our data security and data protection by working together.


If you have questions about the data protection activities of the Danish Medicines Agency, please do not hesitate to contact us.

You can contact us in the following ways:

You are also welcome to contact Helle Ginnerup-Nielsen, group-wide data protection officer at the Ministry of the Interior and Health. You can contact the data protection officer in the following ways: